Begin Your Application
Cedarville University is a Christ-centered learning community equipping students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth. Cedarville University invites applications to the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program from nurses who:
- Have a profession of faith in Jesus Christ
- Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree from a regionally accredited institution (preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher)
- Hold an unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States for clinical experience
Applicants must also affirm their commitment to the Cedarville covenant and agree to abide by the graduate student standards of conduct. Applicants should review the University’s doctrinal statement to understand our beliefs and Christian heritage, which serves as the foundation for our community.
The School of Nursing and University Admissions review the qualifications of each applicant on an individual basis. Applicants who present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level are admitted to the M.S.N. program. Cedarville University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.
We encourage you to apply early for admission to Cedarville. As the applicant, you are responsible for gathering and submitting all the necessary documents required to complete your application.
- Application for Admission [online]
Provide personal, educational, and professional information; submit a personal statement indicating your motivation and goals for pursuing this program.">Complete and submit the online application.
- Church Leader Recommendation [online] [pdf]
Have a pastor or church leader within the church you attend who is familiar with your testimony and spiritual development complete this form. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted.
- Professional Recommendation [online] [pdf]
Have a colleague, professional contact, or professor who has knowledge of the requirements of graduate-level work complete this form. Recommendations from personal friends or family members will not be accepted.
- Supervisor/Employer Recommendation [online] [pdf]
Have your immediate supervisor complete and return this form (or a former supervisor if not currently employed). This person should evaluate your capacity to undertake a rigorous academic program, as well as address your leadership ability. Recommendations from personal friends or family members will not be accepted.
- Current Résumé
Submit your current professional résumé. You may upload this document where indicated on the online application site. Clinical work experience as a registered nurse is highly recommended. All applicants must demonstrate evidence of current unrestricted licensure as an RN in the United States for clinical experience in the United States. Clinical experience as an RN is highly recommended.
Provide official college transcripts from all postsecondary institutions in which you have enrolled, even if no credit was earned. The degree-granting institution should also indicate a B.S.N. degree conferred and the date granted. If you are currently completing a bachelor's degree during the admission review, conditional admission may be granted until the final official degree-granting transcript is received. Program prerequisites will be assessed during the review process using transcripts submitted. If it is determined that you need to fulfill a prerequisite course, you will need to do so as part of your progression in the program and will be conditionally admitted.
Your application will be reviewed by the program director, who will contact you regarding an interview.
Note: Please review additional information and requirements for international students.
Note: Please review readmission information for existing graduate and adult students.
Your application will be processed and reviewed by University Admissions as soon as all of the materials are received. In most cases you will be notified by letter within three weeks of the admissions decision. However, some applications may need extended time for review or follow-up. If you have not heard within 30 days of submitting all the necessary documents, please contact us.