Graduate & Professional Programs

Graduate Deadlines and Requirements

Candidates applying to a graduate degree or certificate program must submit the following application materials:

  1. Completed Admission Application
    Candidates are encouraged to complete the application 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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited institution.
    • 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 acceptance to the graduate nursing program.
  3. Two Completed Recommendation Forms
    Recommendations should be requested from professional supervisors or educators, with one from a current supervisor or educator. Recommenders should provide specific information about the candidate’s abilities and potential to succeed in the program.
  4. Admissions Essay
    Candidates must submit a 500-word (minimum) essay addressing the following:
    • Identification of educational goals and expectations in seeking the graduate degree or certificate of choice.
    • An example of how prior experiences will be utilized to make a special contribution to this graduate program and the learning of others.
    • The description of a challenging professional situation in which options were critically analyzed, a decision was reached and leadership was utilized to initiate change.
    • Description of professional work experience including any special certifications.

    The candidate’s name should appear on all pages of the essay.

  5. Current Résumé
    Candidates must submit a one-page (minimum) résumé summarizing all professional work experience and previous education.
  6. Nursing License (for Master of Science in Nursing + Certificates of Graduate Study in Nursing Applicants ONLY)
    Candidates must provide proof of current Massachusetts RN License from or eligibility to apply for reciprocity based on other U.S. State licensure.
  7. International student applicants only:
    Emmanuel requires supplemental materials for all international students including U.S. students living abroad.

Application materials should be sent to:

  • Emmanuel College
  • Office of Admission for Graduate + Professional Programs
  • 400 The Fenway
  • Boston, MA 02115
  • 617-507-0434 (fax)



Questions? Comments?

If you have any questions related to the application process, please contact us at or 617-735-59700.