Saint Louis University

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the AMSN program must meet the following criteria:  

  • Non-nursing baccalaureate or higher degree.  
    • To be considered for admission, applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree at a *regionally-accredited U.S. college or university or an international equivalent.
    • Students who have completed college credits outside of the U.S. must submit an official evaluated transcript from an accredited credential evaluation service (WES or ECE).
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or greater on a 4 point scale. 
  • Completion of the following prerequisite coursework, preferably within the last 5 years. Labs are not required for science courses (Transfer credit must have been completed at a *regionally-accredited U.S. college or university or an international equivalent.)  
    • Microbiology 3 credit hours  
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology 6-8 credit hours  
    • Inferential Statistics 3 credit hours 

International Applicants
Due to the rigor of this accelerated program, we require a minimum of 80 on the computer-based TOEFL (iBT) or a 6.5 on the IELTS as demonstration of students' English proficiency.  However, a 94 iBT and a score of 7.0 on the IELTS are recommended for this program, and candidates with these scores will have more favorable application.  More information about Saint Louis University policies for international students can be found here.

*The six regional accrediting bodies are:

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCHE).
  • New England Association of Colleges and Schools (NEASC).
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) (formerly known as the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NCCU).
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

**Per section 335.066 RSMo of the Missouri Nursing Practice Act: Completion of the nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure examination.











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