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Application Deadlines and Start Dates

Term Apply by: Start courses:
Spring 2024 Nov. 30 Jan. 10
Fall 2024 June 30 Aug. 26

The LHC Group · Myers School of Nursing considers applications for the MSN program year-round for Fall and Spring semester admission. The program is highly competitive. We offer admission to a limited number of students each semester.

We encourage you to plan accordingly and to apply well in advance of your desired semester of admission.


  • A baccalaureate degree in Nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited undergraduate (USA) program.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course and a Health assessment course (across the lifespan).
  • Louisiana Registered Nurse License - active and unencumbered.

​Application Materials

  • Application fee ($25).
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended.
  • Three (3) letters of reference from persons who can attest to your ability to be successful in a graduate nursing program (Note: One (1) of the three (3) required references must be from a recent supervisor/employer).
  • A letter of application to include a discussion of the applicant's goals in pursuing a graduate degree in nursing, potential contributions to the MSN program at UL Lafayette and plans for nursing practice upon completion of graduate study.

All materials can be submitted through the application portal.

Note: GRE scores are not required for this program.

Because courses in this program will be available only through online learning, this program may not be available to all applicants. The MSN degree program concentrations require that all clinical experiences be completed in the state of Louisiana. Additionally, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in the state where a student is located. (Visit the Graduate Admissions page to learn more.) However, UL Lafayette online programs may not meet eligibility requirements for a license or certificate in another state. If you are planning to use your degree to pursue a license or certificate outside of Louisiana, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding their requirements. Finally, international students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.