MSN Women's Health Care Application Process

To be considered for admission to the MSN Women's Health Care program, you must follow the application process outlined below.

To apply to the program, prospective students must submit an online application and official transcripts. The application deadline for Fall 2024 admission is February 1, 2024.  


The Fall 2024 application will be available beginning October 1, 2023 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. 
  • Short answer questions addressing your unique experiences, preparation for graduate school, and understanding of Women's Health Care and the advance practice nurse role.
  • 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 Graduate StudiesOpens in new window website.

Application Guide:

The Cal State Apply Guide for MSN WHC ApplicantsPDF File Opens in new window will assist you in completing the university application. Please review prior to starting your application.



After completing the online application, you must submit the following:

No other transcripts are needed to complete the initial application. Applicants will be notified if additional transcripts are needed.

Your transcripts must be submitted directly to CSUF Admissions by the application deadline.

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



The Fall 2024 application will be available starting October 1, 2023. The Fall 2024 application deadline is February 1, 2024. The following items must be submitted by this date:

  • Online Application (recommendations must be complete in order for your application to be considered complete )
  • University application fee
  • Official electronic transcriptsOpens in new window

Once applications are processed, selected qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. Interview invitations will be sent via email and interviews generally take place in April.

This program is impacted - we receive applications from more qualified applicants than we have space to admit.