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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing
Admission Procedure

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

Each applicant must perform the following:

  1. Apply online to CSULB at
  2. Apply to the School of Nursing (application will be released Nov 2017)
  3. 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.
  4. Students with foreign transcripts can direct questions to the Center for International Education at CSULB, (562) 985-5476.
  5. Applications will be accepted at any time prior to the deadlines listed above for the respective semesters.

Contact Information

You may contact Alison Kliachko-Trafas with questions:


PLEASE NOTE: All required documentation (application, written essay, copy of valid CA RN license, and letters of recommendation) 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. If you are able, you may have evaluations sent to you and then you can submit them in sealed envelopes with your application.