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Master’s Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements for MM, MBA, MS

For admissions to NAU’s master’s degree programs, a student must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an institution recognized or accredited by an appropriate government or third-party agency. Transcripts from other organizations may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Individual programs may have additional admissions requirements and fees. Additional requirements are indicated in the specific program and fee sections of our website.

Admission Requirements for MSN – School of Nursing

The MSN program reviews applications and admits students every academic quarter. Admission decisions are made and communicated in writing once the program application and admission requirements have been completed and reviewed.

Admission criteria include the following:

  • Graduation from a baccalaureate degree program in nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Current active unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license from any province or territory in Canada. Evidence of current licensure must be present in the student’s departmental file.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale during the baccalaureate degree completion.

To apply for admission, students may complete and submit a Graduate Student Application for Admission.

NAU Canada Online program requires that students be proficient in the use of computers and of application software. Students are encouraged to discuss their level of computer proficiency with their admissions advisor prior to starting the program. In addition, students must demonstrate English proficiency or that English is their native language.


Why Choose NAU?

Personal Advisor

Our support starts before you enroll – and continues to graduation day. You are assigned a personal enrollment advisor on day one, and will have an academic advisor after you enroll.

Transfer Credit Accepted

We offer free transfer evaluations and accept up to 75% of the program to transfer in from another institution/program.

Experienced Faculty

Our Faculty members are skilled professionals that work in the fields they teach, bringing practical knowledge and experience into the online classroom.

Program Completion Flexibility

As a standard, full-time student you can complete the program in as few as 15 months, however, you may choose your course load – take as many or as few classes at one time as you want.

Credit for Real-World Experience

Earn credit for prior learning which includes experiential learning or portfolio credits awarded by NAU, and evaluated corporate training certificates

Student Learning Resources

NAU offers multiple student learning services, from free tutoring, to our Ask-a-Librarian service (open 7 days a week), to free access to scholarly journals that are up-to-date in your field.

Ready for the Next Steps?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Our support starts before you enroll – and continues to graduation day. You are assigned a personal enrollment advisor.

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