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Graduate Department Leadership Program

MSN Administration Track
Admission Requirements

Although academic criteria (cumulative GPA) are the most important factors in admission consideration, additional non-academic information can be considered. All applicants will be reviewed in an individual and holistic manner. No single factor will determine a student's admission.

Admission Requirements
Academic Admission Considerations Non-Academic Admission Considerations
  • Valid RN License
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate research and statistics course
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) in upper division undergraduate nursing courses
  • BLS certification
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Reference (3)
  • Official transcript for the BSN degree plus transcripts for undergraduate research and statistics course if not included on the BSN transcript (Note: all transcripts must be from regionally accredited colleges or universities with nursing program accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC))
  • Ability to perform capably in positions of responsibility for self and others
  • Permanent resident of TTUHSC service area county
  • Evidence of leadership in nursing (professional organizations, committees, etc.)
  • Potential for leadership in an advanced role
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Work experience
  • Diversity of experience, such as study abroad, knowledge of
    other cultures, proficiency in other languages
  • First-generation college student
  • English as a second language
  • Prior enrollment at Texas Tech University

All applicants who receive offers of admission will be required to submit documentation of required immunizations and consent to a criminal background check. A history of criminal conduct or convictions may result in withdrawal of the admission offer. See "Criminal Background Checks" section of the School of Nursing Student Handbook for the school policy.

Transfer Credit

The Graduate Department Chair will review the applicant's previous academic preparation and/or competency in required courses in order to award transfer credit. Any deficiencies will be met by enrollment in required courses.

Generally, credits earned at an accredited college or university are accepted for transfer credit provided course content is equivalent. A grade below B is not acceptable for transfer credit.

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