MSN Women's Health Care Application Process

The application process has changed from previous years. Please review updated information below for the Fall 2018 application cycle. Applicants no longer submit a separate application to the School of Nursing. All application pieces are submitted through the University Application. 


The Fall 2018 application will be available beginning October 1, 2017 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
  • Application fee of $55 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.

Fall 2018 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 to the School of Nursing via mail. After confirming submission, the School of Nursing will provide the transcripts to the University Admissions Department. You do not need to submit official transcripts to the university separately. All official, sealed transcripts must be submitted in one packet/envelope to the School of Nursing at:

CSUF School of Nursing
800 N State College Blvd, EC 190
Fullerton, CA 92831
Attn: Women's Health Care

Failure to submit all transcripts in one packet could invalidate your application. 


The Fall 2018 application will be available starting October 1, 2017. The  Fall 2018 priority application deadline is February 1, 2018. The following items must be submitted by this date for priority admission status:

  • Online Application (recommendations must be completed before you will be able to submit)
  • University application fee
  • Envelope containing all official transcripts mailed to the School of Nursing must be postmarked by the priority deadline

Once applications are processed, selected qualified applicants will be invited for an in-person interview on the CSUF campus. Interview invitations will be sent via email and interviews generally take place in March.

If you have missed the priority application deadline, contact the School of Nursing to ask if we are able to grant application extensions. This program is impacted - we receive applications from more qualified applicants than we have space to admit. We highly encourage you to apply by the priority application deadline as application extensions may not be granted depending on the number of qualified applications received prior to the deadline. Once interviews have taken place, no further applications will be accepted for the current admission cycle.