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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing
Admission Procedure


Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Students are admitted to the University and to the Nursing Program in the Fall Semester.

  • February 15 is the deadline for CSULB and School of Nursing Applications for Fall Semester for all specialties.
  • For International Students and US Citizens applying with a BSN from another country, the application deadline for Fall Semester is December 15.


Application Requirements for Fall 2018


  • If you are applying to one of our impacted programs (FNP, Acute Care NP, AGNP, or Psych/Mental Health NP) you must have all prerequisites completed by January 31, 2018. 
  • If you are applying to a less-impacted program (PNP, WHNP, or Executive Management), prerequisites must at least be completed by June 30, 2018.


Each applicant must complete TWO separate applications; one to CSULB and one to the School of Nursing.

Application to CSULB:

  1. Apply online at
  2. Have one set of official transcripts of all previous college or university work sent to the CSULB Office of Admissions and Records. Call (562) 985-5471 for questions in this regard.
  3. Students with foreign transcripts can direct questions to the Center for International Education at (562) 985-5476.
  4. Applications will be accepted at any time prior to the deadlines listed above for Fall 2018.

Application to the School of Nursing:

  1. Apply online here
  2. You must have one pdf document which contains all of the following items:
    • Your updated CV detailing your work history as an RN
    • Your essay question. It must be double-spaced, 12pt font, and no longer than 1 page.  Please answer the following -- Describe why you are applying for graduate study in nursing and your plans for practice following completion of your degree at CSULB.
    • Unofficial transcripts for all schools attended for degrees and prerequisite courses.
    • Three separate letters of recommendation
  3. Applications will be accepted at any time prior to the deadlines listed above for Fall 2018.


Contact Information

You may contact Alison Kliachko-Trafas with questions:


PLEASE NOTE: All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the application period. You will not be notified if your file is incomplete on the deadline date. Your file will not go to the admissions committee until it is complete.