Graduate Admissions Requirements
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To complete your application for admission to a graduate degree or certificate program, please submit the following application materials:
1. Completed application Click here to apply online »
2. Official transcripts
Official transcripts from all regionally accredited academic institutions attended are required. Transcripts must show the completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. For Master of Science in Nursing applicants, transcripts must show the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a National League for Nursing (NLN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited institution.
Note that a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or above is generally expected for acceptance to the graduate management and graduate education programs. A GPA of 3.0 or above is generally expected for aceptance to the graduate nursing program. International transcripts must be translated into English and/or evaluated by a certified credential evaluation service. Please ensure that all original transcripts are mailed to Emmanuel College's Graduate Studies.
3. Two completed Graduate Studies Recommendation Forms Download PDF »
Recommendations should be requested from professional colleagues, supervisors, and/or individuals with whom you have worked closely. Recommenders should provide specific information about your abilities and your potential to succeed in the program. One letter of recommendation should be from a current supervisor or colleague. A letter of recommendation (on institutional letterhead) is not required but may be attached to the form.
4. Admissions Essay Download PDF »
A 3-4 page essay addressing your educational goals, potential contributions to the program, your leadership skills, your professional experience and any special certifications.
5. Current Resume
A 1-page (minimum) resume summarizing your professional work experience and previous education.
6. Nursing License (For Master of Science in Nursing Applicants ONLY)
Proof of current Massachusetts R.N. License from www.mass.gov/dph/boards/rn or eligibility to apply for reciprocity based on other U.S. State licensure.
7. Informational meeting or interview with an Enrollment Counselor or faculty member
8. Optional Statement
If you feel that there are significant weaknesses in your application that you wish to address, please do so in a separate written statement.
There are additional requirements for international students.
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If you have any questions regarding the application process, would like to request a paper application, or want to check the status of your file, please contact Graduate Studies at 617-735-9700.
Application materials should be sent to:
Emmanuel College Graduate Studies
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115