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Application Deadlines

See the tables below for application deadlines and information on when programs start.

Bachelor's programs

The Traditional BSN program begins once annually; new students in this program typically begin in late May. The Accelerated BSN program admits once in the fall for the Oxford campus and once in the spring for the Jackson campus. Oxford students begin in August, and Jackson students begin in January. The RN-BSN program offers continuous enrollment, meaning that students in this program begin in the spring, summer and fall semesters.

Bachelor's program deadlines
SummerFallSpring
Traditional BSN:
Jan. 15

Accelerated BSN Oxford:
March 1

Accelerated BSN Jackson:
Sept. 1

RN-BSN:
April 1

RN-BSN:
June 1
RN-BSN:
Nov. 15

Master's programs

The RN-MSN program for associate-degree RNs admits students one time per year; with a late May or early June start date. The MSN and Post-MSN programs have varying application deadlines and start dates. The MSN nurse practitioner tracks only admit new students in August. For the online Nurse Educator and Nursing and Health Care Administrator tracks, because they offer continuous enrollment, students may begin in the spring, summer or fall semesters. Post-MSN nurse practitioner applicants should contact the track director to determine the appropriate semester for admission.

Note: MSN nurse practitioner tracks only admit in the fall semester. Post-MSN nurse practitioner applicants should email the track director to determine the appropriate semester for admission.

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Master's program deadlines
SummerFallSpring
RN-MSN: all tracks
Feb. 15
MSN all NP tracks,
NED and NHCA:
March 31
MSN NED and NHCA:
Oct.15
MSN NED and NHCA:
Feb. 15
Post-MSN NED, NHCA, FNP,
ACAGNP and PNP:

March 31
Post-MSN NED,
NHCA and NNP:

Oct. 15
Post-MSN NED, NHCA,
PMHNP, AGPCNP:

Feb. 15
  

Doctoral programs

Starting in the Summer of 2021, post-master's DNP students and post-baccalaureate DNP students (BSN-DNP NHCA track) will be admitted each semester. The PhD in Nursing program admits once annually in the fall.

Doctoral program deadlines
SummerFallSpring
Post-master's DNP: Feb. 15Post-master's DNP: March 31Post-master's DNP: Oct. 15
Post-baccalaureate DNP (NHCA track): Feb. 15Post-baccalaureate DNP (all tracks): March 31Post-baccalaureate DNP (NHCA track): Oct. 15
DNP Early-Entry: Feb. 15
PhD in Nursing: Dec. 15

Additional deadlines

  • Traditional BSN Freshman Early Entry: Nov. 1
  • RN-MSN Early Entry: Feb. 15
    (for students who began their ADN program in the fall)
  • RN-MSN Early Entry: Aug. 31
    (for students who began their ADN program in the spring)
  • Post-Master's DNP Early Entry: Feb. 15
    (for students who have completed the first semester of their MSN coursework)