Application into the MSN/MBA Program

Students must apply and be admitted to both programs concurrently in order to complete the MSN/MBA dual degree program. 

Classes in the MSN/MBA program start annually (August). We accept applications on a rolling admissions schedule, allowing you the opportunity to apply prior to the application deadline and receive a decision shortly thereafter. The application deadline is July 1. All applicants must have completed two or more years professional, full-time work experience and have received an undergraduate degree. There are no prerequisite courses; however, online, not-for-credit classes in Financial Accounting, Economics and Statistical Concepts through Ivy Software are recommended for those who do not have a strong background in these disciplines.

Baccalaureate prepared nurses can obtain a master's degree in nursing through the School of Nursing's MSN program. This program, designed for nurses who already have a bachelor's degree in nursing, two or more years professional, full-time work experience and have an interest leadership, will be able to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Master Business Administration (MBA). 

Application Requirements for the MBA

Online Application

Be sure to indicate Business Administration (Online MBA) when responding to "Intended Major". Please select "Off Campus" as the primary delivery method. The application along with the $60 application fee should be submitted prior to the application deadline. All material should be sent to: Office of Graduate Admissions, P .0. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510 or submitted electronically with your application. 

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from all prior academic work must be forwarded by your previous institution to West Virginia University, Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. Contact prior institutions as early as possible. If undergraduate work was completed at WVU, admissions will pull transcripts automatically. 

Current Resume

Your resume should include enough information for the admissions committee to trace your entire professional work history and should indicate any relevant affiliations. 

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should be a short essay in which you reflect on the contribution of the Online MBA degree to your future and the special characteristics that you would bring to the Online MBA program. We are interested in value-added experiences, both from the program to you and from you to the program. 

One Letter of Reference

We recommend that your reference provide some information that is not found in the other materials being submitted. Topics with regards to your ability to work with others, your discipline and ambition, leadership potential, etc. should be addressed. If applicable, an Employers Commitment letter would also be beneficial. In particular, we'd like to know that your manager is aware of the program residency requirements and is in support of your efforts to complete your degree. 

GMAT/GRE score (or waiver)

You should have test scores submitted from the Graduate Management Admissions Test® (GMAT) (WVU GMAT code: C2S-6D-13) or from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (WVU GRE code:5904.). Early test taking is encouraged. If you have 5+ years of continuous full-time professional work experience or a terminal degree, you may request a GMAT waiver. To do so, the completed GMAT waiver request form must be uploaded as "Supplemental Information" on your online application. Once all application materials are received, you will be contacted for a phone interview regarding the GMAT waiver request.

Application Requirements for the MSN


You must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program. 


We require a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 on all undergraduate work. 

RN license

You must hold a current, unrestricted RN license in at least one state. 

Prerequisite Courses

You must have completed 3 credits of undergraduate statistics equivalent to WVU Stats 211 AND 3 credits of undergraduate Health Assessment, both with a “C” or better.

Online Applications

Complete the following applications:


Note: Any student who has been dismissed from the West Virginia University School of Nursing will not be readmitted to the program.