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Graduate and Adult Admissions

How to Apply to the Master of Science in Nursing Degree Or Post-MSN Certificates

Getting Started

North Park uses an online admission system that allows you to complete an application for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences entirely online. Follow the steps below to create your account and get started today.

  1. Using an email address you check often, you will first need to create an account. You’ll choose a program of interest and the intended start term.
  2. You will receive an activation e-mail and after clicking the link in the e-mail, you will be able to log back in to the system to start your application. When you’re logged in, look for the “Apply Online” link to select a program and begin a new application.
  3. If you’ve already started an online application, you can log back into the system to complete it.

Applications to master’s degrees and post-master’s certificate programs are accepted for students wishing to start in fall (August), spring (January), and summer (May) terms each year.

There are specific application deadlines for each application cycle, typically early August for fall enrollment, early December for spring enrollment, and early May for summer enrollment.

Next graduate and post-graduate application deadline: August 1st, 2018 (Fall semester starts August 27, 2018)

Admission Requirements

Review the full requirement details for master’s degrees and post-master’s certificate candidates.

If you are ready, you may start your application now and save it until you are ready to submit it.


Once the required information is received by North Park University, all documentation will be reviewed and processed by the assistant director of graduate admissions.

Complete application files are then reviewed by the Graduate Selection and Progression Committee and final admission decisions are typically made within two or three weeks of receiving all admission materials. You may be asked to complete an interview with committee members from the School of Nursing and Health Sciences before a decision is made.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Please note that, due to state licensing requirements and federal restrictions that prevent international students (F1 Visa-holders) from working at clinical sites, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences is not able to accept applications to graduate and post-graduate programs from international students.

Financial Aid

Learn More about the School of Nursing and Health Sciences financial aid option.