Graduate Degree-Seeking Students: Master's Level

Applications for master’s degree-seeking students are reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • English Proficiency - Student must meet one of the following:
    • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score (Minimum of 100 total score on the TOEFL iBT, minimum of 250 total score computer-based TOEFL, or minimum of 600 total score on the paper-based TOEFL)
    • ACT English score of 20 or higher
    • Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school
    • U.S. GED English score of 500 or equivalent
    • Bachelor’s or higher level degree from a U.S. accredited college or university

Students entering the master’s degree programs are reviewed based on the following application materials and requirements:

  • Graduate application for admission and application fee.
  • Scholarly essay.
  • Official academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution previously attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from each institution to Clarkson College. Transcripts from all institutions outside the U.S. must be official, translated to English and credentialed.
  • Two professional recommendations using the Graduate Professional Reference forms.
  • Current resume.

Additional admission requirements for the following programs:

Master of Science in Nursing:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a professionally accredited institution by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • A valid state unencumbered RN license. License must be effective in the state where practicing or where clinical experience will occur.
  • One year of professional RN work experience prior to registration for the MSN Nurse Educator and Health Care Administration specialty option courses.
  • Two years of professional RN work experience prior to registration for MSN Nurse Practitioner specialty option courses.
  • Completion of the Acute Care Skills Assessment form for the MSN Nurse Practitioner options.
  • Technical Standards Form.

Master of Science in Nursing with specialization in Nurse Anesthesia:

  • Complete at least one year of recent full-time critical care nursing experience (post-ADN or post-BSN) as an RN prior to application to the program.
  • Submit a current curriculum vitae indicating critical care nursing experience and length, any professional or scholastic honors, and listing of all colleges attended and degrees obtained.
  • Provide proof of advanced nursing specialty certifications in BLS, ACLS and PALS
  • Completion of the Assessment of Critical Care Skills form.
  • Completion of a graduate-level statistics course equivalent to Clarkson College NS 847 prior to enrolling in the program.
  • Core professional standards form.

Post-Masters in Nursing Certification:

  • Master’s degree in nursing from a professionally accredited institution by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • A valid state unencumbered RN license. License must be effective in the state where practicing or where clinical experience will occur.
  • Two years of professional RN work experience prior to registration for MSN Nurse Practitioner specialty courses.
  • Technical Standards Form

Masters in Health Care Administration:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.