The University of Cincinnati proudly maintains its high rankings in part due to its competitive admissions standards. These standards are a major factor in evaluating the strength of a program and institution. You should feel confident that every person accepted into your Master of Science in Nursing program shares your enthusiasm and commitment to becoming a leader in the nursing field.

The admissions process can be daunting even for people who have done it multiple times. Every University is different, but few reach the lengths of UC with regard to the resources made available to its prospects. The following sections should help provide answers, but should you have additional questions, a dedicated Enrollment Advisor is available to you throughout each stage of your decision process.

Financial Aid

There are numerous ways to obtain assistance for your education—they just aren’t always easy to find. This section is a great starting point. Loans, grants, scholarships—all are explained here.
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State Regulations

As a result of state boards of nursing and the DOE Higher Education regulation changes, the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing will no longer be accepting applications from specific states. We have provided a list for your reference.

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Admissions Requirements

Admission is based on the applicant’s demonstrated ability to complete both the clinical and didactic portions of the curriculum. Applications are accepted year-round, and a new class begins every quarter.

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Academic Calendar

Get your Master of Nursing in just two years with all specialties. Here you will find application and registration deadlines, and see when your new classes begin.

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Application Instructions

Click here to view the comprehensive process your dedicated personal Enrollment Advisors stand ready to help you complete. Already know which MSN specialty is right for you? There’s an app for that…

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Computer Requirements

Be sure you have the right hardware and software on your computer so you can fully participate in your online learning.

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Transfer Credits

If you have already completed some coursework towards your Master of Science in Nursing, this section will help you discover if, and how, you can make those credits count for this program.

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Learn more about how affordable an MSN from UC can be. The payoff in career advancement will be
well worth it.

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