To be a candidate for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing, students must be recommended by the faculty and must:
- Meet academic requirements of the Graduate School
- Complete all requirements for the prescribed curriculum within five calendar years of the first registration for work to be credited toward the degree
- Earn at least a B or pass grade in all nursing courses
- Earn at least a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all work presented for graduation
- Conform to School of Nursing policies in respect to pass/fail grading for course work or thesis study
The degree will be granted only after all requirements have been fulfilled, all fees to the university have been paid and bound copies of the thesis have been submitted. Degrees are not granted in absentia unless written request is made to the dean and permission is granted.