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Admissions Overview

Admissions Overview

On this page, you'll find specific admissions qualifications for each of our online programs. They can differ for each program, so please study them carefully to make sure you meet the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions criteria or your eligibility, call us at 877-791-7181 to speak to an Admissions team member or fill out our information request form and we'll get in touch.

RN to BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing

To be considered for admission, candidates must have the following:

  • an AD or a diploma in Nursing
  • a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • a current, unencumbered RN license
  • Proof of malpractice insurance
  • letters of recommendation
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing

Review the RN-BSN admissions checklist to ensure you have all the necessary documentation for your application.

RN to BSN to MSN

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • a current, unencumbered RN license
  • an ADN or Diploma in Nursing
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • resumeĀ“
  • statement of professional goals
  • two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of malpractice insurance

Review the RN-BSN-MSN admissions checklist to ensure you have all the necessary documentation for your application.

Master of Science in Nursing

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • a current, unencumbered RN license
  • have a bachelor's degree (in nursing or another area) with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • resumeĀ“
  • statement of professional goals
  • two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of malpractice insurance

Review the MSN admissions checklist to ensure you have all the necessary documentation for your application.

Master of Science in Applied Psychology

To be considered for admission, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Statement of Professional Goals: Why you wish to pursue the Master of Science in Applied Psychology at Sacred Heart University within 500 words
  • Minimum overall GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • GRE scores are not required but are recommended as additional evidence of eligibility
  • Preparation Flexibility: Students do not need to have received a bachelor's degree in Psychology to apply to this program as long as they have completed the following four prerequisites:
    • 12 credits of undergraduate psychology courses
    • Preferred 3 of the credits from a natural-science-related Psychology course (e.g., Sensation, Perception, Neuroscience, Cognition, Behaviorism, etc.)
    • A statistics course at the undergraduate level (preferably in Psychology, but could also be a math or another social science research course)
    • A research methods (preferably in Psychology, but could also be a math or another social science research course) is preferred

Review the MSAP admissions checklist to ensure you have all the necessary documentation for your application.

Questions? Call us at 877-791-7181 to speak to an Admissions team member, who can assist you throughout the process.