MSN Leadership Application Process

To be considered for admission to the MSN Leadership program, you must follow the application process outlined below.

To apply to the program, prospective students must submit an online application and copies of official transcripts. The application deadline for Fall 2022 admission is May 1, 2022. 


The Fall 2022 application will be available beginning October 1, 2021 online through   Cal State ApplyOpens in new window .

The online   Cal State ApplyOpens in new window  application will require the following:

  • Completion of online application form which will ask for bio/demographic information and details about your previous education.
  • Names and contact information including email address for three references who are registered nurses. These references will receive an email with directions complete the recommendation. 
  • Statement of Purpose - in 500 words or less describe your preparation and reason(s) for pursuing graduate study in Nursing Leadership
  • Current Resume detailing all education and nursing work experience
  • Individual unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Application fee paid online when submitting the application

For complete details about the university application process for graduate students, refer to the   CSUF Admissions and RecordsOpens in new window   website. 

Application Guide:

The following guide will assist you in completing the university application. Please download it prior to starting your application to help you through the process.

Cal State Apply Guide for MSN ApplicantsPDF File Opens in new window



After completing the online application, applicants must submit one set of official transcripts from   every college/university attended   directly to CSUF Admissions by the application deadline.

Electronic transcripts are preferred. Review the Admissions websiteOpens in new window for details and instructions.

CSUF BSN Alumni: If you completed your BSN at CSU Fullerton within the past 5 years, you do not need to resubmit official transcripts that are already on file with the university. You would only need to submit transcripts showing any coursework completed since you completed your BSN. 



The Fall 2022 application will be available starting October 1, 2021. The   Fall 2022 application deadline is May 1, 2022. The following items must be submitted by this date:

  • Online Application (recommendations must be complete  by the application deadline )
  • University application fee
  • Official electronic transcripts from all universities attended (mailed transcripts must be postmarked by the deadline)