Admission Requirements

Admissions Criteria

  • A completed application
  • A master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited program
    • Graduate GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.
    • You must supply transcripts regardless of the number of credits earned or the type of school you attended.
    • Instead of hard copy transcripts, your post-secondary institution can supply official electronic transcripts directly to Drexel University Online through a password secured link or website (use our email address,
    • If you don’t list all post-secondary institutions on your application and these appear on transcripts received from other institutions, your application will not be reviewed until you have submitted the remaining transcripts.
    • Use our Transcript Lookup Tool to assist you in contacting your previous institutions.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • From either a previous or immediate supervisor or a former nursing faculty member who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study.
    • References will not be accepted from colleagues or family members.
    • You may use our electronic letter of recommendation service 
    • If a recommender prefers to submit an original, hard copy letter, please remind them that it must include an ink signature and be submitted in a sealed envelope.
  • Personal statement (800 - 1600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
    • Why you are choosing this particular program of study
    • Your plans upon completion of the degree
    • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program
  • Detailed Resume.
  • A copy of your current, unrestricted RN license or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Additional requirements for International Students

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