Application Information


  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from a nationally accredited program.
  • Meet the following minimum qualifications: must have a minimum WVU institutional GPA of a 3.0, a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 from all college work ever attempted, and a minimum nursing GPA of a 3.0.
  • Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate statistics equivalent to WVU Stats 211 and 3 credits of health assessment with a grade of C or better.
  • Have an active, unrestricted RN license in at least one state at the time of application.

Note: Any student who has been dismissed from the West Virginia University School of Nursing or any other nursing program will not be readmitted or considered for admission to the program.

Apply to WVU

The application period for the Fall term will open on October 1 and close on January 1.

Apply Now

  1. Click on the Apply Now button above.
  2. Please select the following options on the New Application screen:
    • Program Deliver Method: Online
    • Type of Student: Masters
    • Which Program: Nursing
    • Area of Emphasis: Select your AoE
  3. You will be asked to select a Progression Plan on the Nursing Application. The years listed are for completion of the MSN portion of the program.
  4. On the Supplemental Materials screen, you will upload the following:
    • Current curriculum vita or resume
    • Professional goals statement. View the guidelines on writing the essay.

Complete Application Checklist

Once the WVU application has been completed, you must complete and submit the Application Checklist, a tool designed to ensure you have submitted all required information for your application to be considered complete.

Request Official Transcripts from All Colleges and Universities Attended

Request an official transcript of records from each college or university attended. 

  1. It is preferred that official transcripts be sent via an online, secure service such as eScrip-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse, or Parchment to
  2. Alternatively, sealed, untampered, physical official transcripts can be sent directly to: WVU Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. 
  3. Applicants who completed prior education outside of the U.S. must have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES).  Please request a “course-by-course” International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP).



The Graduate Admissions Committee will meet in early March to review all qualified applicants. Decisions will be emailed to students by the first week of April. Students will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Nursing GPA
  • Work Experience
  • Professional Writing Statement Score
  • Overall GPA

Please note that full-time and part-time placements are based on space availability for both the Morgantown and Charleston division. The most qualified applicants will receive priority for full-time placements. Class size and progression plans may be limited based on available faculty resources and space.

In programs with limited capacity and competitive admissions, the most qualified students are selected among those that meet the minimum requirements. Students who want to appeal the Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions Committee decision as unfair, arbitrary, or capricious may contact the Director of Admissions and Enrollment for the School of Nursing. The request will be forwarded to the committee for consideration, and the student will receive detailed information regarding the formal appeal process.

Contact info for Director of Admissions and Enrollment:

A photo of Caitlin Rexrode.
Caitlin Rexrode
West Virginia University
Program Director, Office of Student Services



Students are required to attend an online orientation session prior to the start of the fall semester.