Frequently Asked Questions

Without prerequisites, the program is five consecutive semesters, and courses are offered in a sequence.

No, you can complete prerequisites at another institution or transfer college credit from an accredited school, if you attended in the past 10 years. Check with our advisor prior to registering for a course at another institution to ensure it is equivalent to the UC-offered course. You must earn a minimum B-minus grade for all prerequisite courses.

The program begins twice a year in the spring semester and summer semester, both with 48 seats per cohort. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis with students qualified for placement. For each admission cycle, we carry a waitlist until the cohort is full. Applicants remaining on the waitlist will be placed in the next starting cohort.

If you must work for financial reasons, we recommend you work no more than 20 hours per week during the program.

On-campus MSN students compete with other graduate students for University Graduate Scholarships (UGS) and graduate assistantships. Applicants for scholarships offered by the college can be submitted each spring semester.