MSN Leadership Degree Requirements

All applicants to the MSN Leadership program must have earned a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or a related field from a regionally accredited college/university.

  • Regional accrediting organizations include HLCOpens in new window , MSCHEOpens in new window , NECHEOpens in new window , NWCCUOpens in new window , SACSCOCOpens in new window and WASCOpens in new window . Regional accreditation is granted to the university, not the nursing program. To verify the accreditation of your baccalaureate degree granting university/college, visit that institution's website and/or search for the school on the regional accrediting organizations' websites.
  • National accreditation alone is not sufficient.

Foreign degrees: If you completed your Baccalaureate degree outside of the United States, to verify if you meet the degree requirements for admission to the program prior to applying, you must have it evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation agency for equivalency to a Baccalaureate degree in the US, and for the conversion of your Grade Point Average (GPA) to a 4.0 scale. Please review the list of  foreign evaluation agencies Opens in new window approved by CSUF Admissions.