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 bi-annually in January and 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  December 1st for January start and July 1st for August start with a transcript deadline of December/July 15th. All applicants must have completed two or more years of professional, full-time work experience, hold a bachelor's of nursing degree, and have an interest in leadership. 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.


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


MSN Program Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a nationally accredited nursing program and regionally accredited institution.
  • We require a minimum nursing GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted.
  • You must hold a current, unrestricted RN license in at least one state. 
  • Completion of 3 credits of undergraduate applied statistics (ie. STAT 211) with a minimum grade of a C or better. Students who are completing certain prerequisite courses may be offered admission; however, the offer will be rescinded if the courses are not completed prior to the first day of classes.

To be considered, applicants will be required to meet all WVU admission requirements in addition to program-specific admission criteria.

Apply to WVU

Online Application for MBA Program

  • Online MBA application
    • Indicate Business Administration (Online MBA) when responding to "Intended Major"
    • 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. 

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. 

Online Application for MSN Program

  • How to Apply
    • Type of Student: Masters
    • Which Program: Nursing MSN/MBA
    • For the question: Are you currently applying to another program with the intention of pursuing both programs? Yes
    • If applicable, select the dual degree program to which you are applying: Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Nursing
  • Supplemental MSN/Post-MSN application

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 Delligatti.
Caitlin Delligatti
West Virginia University
Program Director, Office of Student Services


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

It is preferred that official transcripts be sent via an online, secure service such as eScrip-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse, or Parchment to Alternatively, sealed, untampered, physical official transcripts can be sent to:

WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
P.O. Box 6510
Morgantown, WV 26506-6510


WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
1 Waterfront Place
2nd Floor
Morgantown, WV 26505