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MENP Application Deadlines
*Space is limited each term so priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply before these dates. Any applicants are welcome to apply after this date but will be notified in their admission decision if seats are still available. Please review our academic calendar for more details about each term's specific start date.
Students applying through NursingCAS should submit their application at least 2-3 weeks in advance of the deadlines listed, as it can take NursingCAS several weeks to verify your application and we do not review unverified NursingCAS applications.
You may only apply to one quarter at a time. Please choose the start term that is most convenient for you.
Please join us for an upcoming information session featuring DePaul's master's entry to nursing practice (MENP) program. Information sessions are held regularly online via Zoom.
Applicants have two options:
To be eligible for the master’s entry to nursing practice program,
students must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited
college or university.
The admission committee reserves the right to request any additional materials they deem necessary to ensure an accurate review of an application.
Note: All students in the School of Nursing are required to complete a ten-panel drug screening prior to the first day of classes. Although Illinois state law permits the limited possession and use of cannabis, using or possessing cannabis remains a crime under federal law. Therefore, this screening includes cannabis. A confirmed positive drug test will result in a student being unable to enroll and/or dismissed from the program (in accordance with local, state, and federal law). Please see the Program Handbook for details.
International students (those who were educated outside of the U.S. and/or require an F1 visa) must take additional steps to be considered for admission. All students educated outside of the United States must submit proof of their English proficiency in order to be reviewed for admission, regardless of language of instruction or native language. Students holding a bachelor's, master's, or PhD from a regionally-accredited United States institution will have the TOEFL requirement waived upon receipt of their official U.S. transcripts. The College of Science and Health accepts TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores. Please see the specific international application requirements here.
addition to the general admission requirements above, students should
be able to provide proof of successfully completing the following
All prerequisite courses must include labs and have been completed within the last seven (7) years with a grade of 'C' or better. Pass/Fail grades will not be accepted. All prerequisites must be completed before the start of term to which the student is applying. The prerequisites must be taken for college credit at a regionally accredited institution.
Two prerequisite courses must be completed before the application deadline in order to be reviewed for that entry term. Students who have completed all or most of their prerequisites are given priority consideration. If the admission review committee needs additional information on an applicant whose prerequisites are not complete, they may defer making a decision on the application until the review period for the next available term.
The School of Nursing strongly recommends applicants take no more than two online courses towards pre-requisites. The prerequisite delivery mode is one aspect of the committee’s holistic approach to application review. Other considerations include previous degrees awarded, overall academic ability, recommendation letters, writing sample, and the strength of the applicant in comparison to the applicant pool.
The Office of Graduate AdmissionCollege of Science and HealthDePaul University2400 N. Sheffield AvenueChicago, IL 60614-2215
NursingCAS verifies your academic credentials on behalf of DePaul. Students applying through NursingCAS should submit their application 3-4 weeks in advance of the deadlines listed (depending upon the term), as it can take NursingCAS several weeks to verify your application and we do not review unverified NursingCAS applications.
Note: You must input all of your college level coursework into the NursingCAS application. Be sure to have a copy of your transcript(s) in hand or accessible in order to complete this section. All college level coursework (including in-progress coursework) must be entered into the application in this section. This will be the most time-consuming aspect of the application process.
If you would rather have NursingCAS staff enter in your coursework data on your behalf then you have the option of paying an additional fee to use the Coursework Entry Service. The data entered into this section is used to calculate GPAs in order to make admission decisions.
Transcripts from international institutions must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation service, DePaul University and NursingCAS both accept Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) so this is the recommended evaluation service for international applicants who wish to apply to DePaul using the NursingCAS application. International credit evaluations should be mailed to NursingCAS at the address above.
If required to submit a TOEFL score, you should report your score in the “Tests” section of the NursingCAS application. Have your official score sent directly from ETS to DePaul. DePaul’s institution code is 1165. You can also submit IELTS or Duolingo scores directly to DePaul.
Use the Quick Status Menu while logged into your NursingCAS application to check to see if your transcripts have been received. You can also use the Quick Status Menu to check to see if your references have been submitted.
For questions regarding the NursingCAS application please contact NursingCAS support- various ways to contact them are on this page. Get started by reviewing the NursingCAS Quick Start Guide here.
You have sent the requests for your references and transcripts, what is next? Within NursingCAS you can review the status of your application, references, and transcripts directly from the application. The Check Status page will help you track your status.
As you progress through the application process, you’ll receive important notifications and critical alerts. Applicants are responsible for monitoring these notifications and following up on any required actions. To view your notifications, click View My Notifications on the left side of the application dashboard.
More information on checking your NursingCAS application status is on this page.
Attend one of our information sessions.
Learn more about Graduate Admission.
Attend an Admission Event.
If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the CSH Graduate Admission office at (773) 325-7315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.