Admission Requirements

The following criteria must be met in order for your application to the Graduate-Entry MS program to receive full consideration:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (any field)
  2. 3.00/4.00 cumulative GPA overall in your bachelor’s degree*
  3. 2.50/4.00 GPA in the four science prerequisites
  4. Completion of 18 semester hours of prerequisite coursework by the end of the spring semester before you start the program
  5. Official GRE scores required by the application deadline if cumulative GPA in the baccalaureate (or higher) degree is less than 3.25/4.00. If you have taken courses taken after your baccalaureate (or higher degree) was earned, those will not be calculated in the cumulative GPA for GRE waiver eligibility.
  6. All science prerequisites must have been completed within seven years of enrollment
  7. All prerequisites must be complete, with grades of C or better, by the end of the spring semester before you start the program. Evaluations of prerequisite courses will be conducted by the College of Nursing during the admissions review only. One-on-one evaluations are not available for prospective students.
* Upon admission, additional requirements may be implemented based on GPA; please see the UIC Graduate College website for full policy and details.

Prerequisite Coursework

The following courses are required for admission to the Grad-Entry MS program. If you took comparable course outside of UIC, please use the online tool Transferology to determine equivalencies. If you are unsure about whether or not a class is transferable, please email Michael Behlke.

  1. Anatomy (or Anatomy & Physiology I) with lab (4 hours)
  2. Physiology  (or Anatomy & Physiology II) with lab  (4 hours)
  3. Chemistry with lab (4 hours) (General, Inorganic, Organic or Biochemistry accepted)
  4. Microbiology (3 hours)
  5. Introduction to Research Methods (3 hours)
    Courses that fulfill this prerequisite are typically offered in the Psychology or Sociology department at four-year colleges or universities and cover the design, execution, analysis and interpretation of research. The title of the course should include “Research Methods.” Introduction to Statistics does not fulfill this requirement.