Applications are accepted for enrollment in the fall semester each year using a rolling admissions process. Now accepting for fall 2015 until July 1.

  1. Applicants must have a current unrestricted Massachusetts RN license.
  2. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate of science in nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited college or university which is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and/or the NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA), and must submit an official transcript from each college or university attended as an undergraduate or graduate student.

  3. The MSN program does not usually accept any courses for transfer credit.
  4. Applicants are required to possess an overall undergraduate quality point average (QPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum of a 3.25 QPA in undergraduate nursing courses.
  5. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria for undergraduate QPA may be asked to take the Miller Analogies Test. Applicants will be considered who score in the 50th percentile or greater on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
  6. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate, introductory course in statistics with a minimum grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale).
  7. Applicants must have a personal interview with the Nursing Chairperson or Graduate Program Coordinator. Once applications are complete, applicants will be contacted for an interview.
  8. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from nurses with an MSN who can attest to the applicant's ability to succeed in a master's program. Each letter must be submitted along with the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University by the recommender.
  9. Applicants must submit a typed, 300-word personal statement discussing their motivation for seeking a master's degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities, and career plans.

Apply to the MSN Program:
 Fill out the online application and submit all required documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions. A PDF of the application is also available.


  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Applications remaining incomplete for over one year will be discarded.

Framingham State University

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PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220