Admission MSN MBA Online

MSN/MBA – Dual Degree Admission Requirements

  1. Apply online or call an admissions counselor at (800) 424-9596.
  2. A non-refundable, non-transferable $50 application fee will be posted on the current application upon enrollment (waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required).
  3. Fax/scan unofficial college transcripts. Please note that unofficial transcripts can be used for acceptance purposes with the submission of a transcript request form.
  4. Mail official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copies or via a direct electronic transcript system). Admission requires regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 for admission in good standing. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for admission on caution. Applicants who have earned a master’s degree or at least 12 graduate credits from an accredited institution will be assessed by the master’s-level degree work.
  5. Admission to this program requires:
    • Current and active nursing license to practice as a registered nurse in your current state of residency.
    • Minimum of 1 year of nursing practice as a registered nurse. This may be verified verbally by phone or by the submission of a résumé or a curriculum vitae as an attached document by email or sent by fax.
    • Recommender contact information. 
  6. Students without the following coursework on their undergraduate transcript will be required to complete the following classes upon admission to the program (non-BSN applicants may be admitted to the MSN program but must satisfy requirements for the undergraduate bridge courses):
    • Post-Licensure Health Assessment (NURS 211)
    • Statistics (math preferred) (MATH 201)
    • Nursing Management (NURS 491)
    • Post-Licensure Population Health (NURS 446)
    • Leadership/Management in Nursing (NURS 489)
    • Post-Licensure Strategies for Community Health (NURS 440)
    • Post-Licensure Research in Nursing (NURS 226)
    • BSN applicants may be admitted to the MSN program but must satisfy requirements for the following undergraduate prerequisite courses (prerequisites are not an admission requirement, but you must complete them before taking NURS 500 and NURS 502):
      • Statistics (math preferred) (MATH 201)
      • Post-Licensure Health Assessment (NURS 211)
    • Please note: 27 hours of undergraduate business credit are required as prerequisites to the graduate business courses; 15 of these hours must be 300-400 level credit. This requirement can be satisfied by taking BMAL 590 before taking graduate business courses on the Degree Completion Plan.
  7. Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an approved alternate test of English proficiency: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP). Applicants must earn a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL, a 3.9 on the iTEP, a 6.5 on the IELTS, or an equivalent score on an approved alternate test for all graduate degree programs. Applicants who have an earned degree from a college or university in the U.S. or other English-speaking country or school may have the TOEFL requirement waived by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Alternatively, applicants who successfully complete the levels of English-Second-Language (ESL) instruction indicated below at one of two schools will have the TOEFL requirement waived. Students will have their application held until transcripts from one of the below schools are received.
Preliminary Acceptance
Dual Enrollment 
Accreditation
Transcript Policies

Preliminary Acceptance

If you are sending in a preliminary transcript for acceptance, you must:

  • Be in your final term and planning to start your master’s degree after the last day of class for your bachelor’s degree.
  • Submit an official/unofficial transcript to confirm that you are in your final term. The preliminary transcripts must show a minimum of 105 completed credit hours. 
  • If you are a current Liberty University student completing your undergraduate degree, you will need to submit a Degree/Certificate Completion Application
  • Send in an additional, final official transcript with a conferral date on it by the end of your first semester of enrollment.

Dual Enrollment

If you plan to dual enroll in both a bachelor’s and master’s degree program, you must:

As a non-Liberty undergraduate student, in addition to completing and submitting an application for admission, you must:

  • Contact and speak with our Registrar’s Office directly
  • Have your current university’s registrar send Liberty’s Registrar’s Office an official letter to confirm that you are in the last nine hours of your undergraduate degree program

MSN Dual Degree CCNE Accreditation

The master’s degree program in nursing at Liberty University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

For questions about the accreditation of Liberty University, please contact:

Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Ln.
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500

Inquiries about the institution itself, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Liberty University.

Unofficial College Transcript Policy

An unofficial copy of the college transcript can either be faxed from the institution, printed from the school’s official site or an opened copy that you may have in your possession.

Before sending unofficial college transcripts, please make sure they include the following:

  • Your previous school’s name or logo printed on the document
  • Cumulative GPA
  • A list of completed courses and earned credit broken down by semester
  • Degree and date conferred (if applicable)

Official College Transcript Policy

An acceptable official college transcript must be issued directly from the institution in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back. If you have one in your possession, it must meet the same requirements.

Official college transcripts are not required initially for acceptance if unofficial transcripts are provided. However, if the student uses unofficial transcripts to earn acceptance, all official transcripts must be received within 60 days of the admission decision. Failure to send all official transcripts within the 60-day time frame will prevent registration.


Liberty University Admissions Office Contact Information

Call
(800) 424-9596

Fax
(888) 301-3577

Email for Questions
luograd@liberty.edu

Email for Sending Documents
luoverify@liberty.edu

Mail
Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515

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