Applications to the graduate nursing programs are limited to applicants who seek to do clinical in the following states: MT, UT, WY, ID, CO, and AK. The DNP Nurse-Midwifery program is limited to only Montana residents.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:  

  • Undergraduate and graduate minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited upper division program which included supervised clinical practice in a variety of nursing settings, including nursing leadership/management.
  • Successful completion of undergraduate courses in research and statistics. An undergraduate psych/mental health course is required for the Psych DNP option.
  • Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse. 
  • If clinical education experiences are to be completed in Montana, RN licensure in Montana is required.
  • If applicable, English proficiency scores as outlined by the Graduate School.
  • Maximum number of transferable credits from prior nursing graduate work is limited to 9 credits from a non-conferred degree, and 30 credits from a conferred degree. Read more in our Graduate Program policy


Graduate Nursing Program Application Details. 

All graduate nursing program applications are conducted through the MSU Graduate School via CollegeNet.  Please create an account to initiate the application process.  The following elements are required for a complete application:

  • 3 personal essays (prompts can be found in application)​
  • 3 professional references that can speak to your nursing knowledge, motivation, work ethic, and writing ability.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions where you completed coursework, even if a degree was not conferred.
    • Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for coursework completed at MSU-Bozeman​
    • Ordered transcripts can be directly to Graduate Program Manager [email protected] or the Graduate School.
  • Completed and clear background check & urine drug screen via Complio (