Admission Requirements




  • Baccalaureate Degree in
    • Nursing OR
    • Psychiatric Nursing OR
    • Other discipline plus a Nursing Diploma (Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse)

Academic Achievement

  • GPA of 3.0 (B) in the final two years of the undergraduate program
  • GPA requirement may be waived in exceptional circumstances e.g. mature student with additional experience/education.


  • Statistical knowledge at the level of a basic undergraduate statistics course. 
  • Otherwise, an undergraduate introductory statistics course is required as a pre-requisite for NURS 540.

Nursing Registration

  • Practicing registration with provincial/state regulatory body.


  • For English Language Learning (ELL) applicants, a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 105 or minimum IELTS of 7.5 on all bands or Duolingo English test score of 125 or higher.


Begin your online application at The application process includes submission of the online application form, two reference letters (one professional, one academic), all post-secondary official transcripts, IELTS or TOEFL score (for ELL), and a personal statement describing reasons for applying to the MSN Program.

Applicants with a degree from a non-North American university may be asked to complete a degree equivalency assessment (see international applicants page for details).


MSN is a competitive program. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, to ensure availability.

Intakes Access options application Deadlines
Spring Admission (January Start) Full online program October 1
Summer Admission (May start) Blended learning program February 1