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
- You must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program.
- 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.
- You must have completed 3 credits of undergraduate statistics equivalent to WVU Stats 211 with a “C” or better.
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.
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.
Online Application for MSN Program
- How to Apply
- Program Delivery Method: Online
- Type of Student: Masters
- Which Program: Nursing
- Area of Emphasis: Select "None"
- 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Morgantown, WV 26505