Thank you for your interest in our Registered Nurse (RN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program option. The application deadlines for the Nursing Health Care Administration, Nursing Education, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner program options are:

  • Fall semester start: July 1
  • Spring semester start: Nov. 1
  • Summer semester start: April 1

Please review the following guidelines to complete your application. You may submit all additional required materials to the Clarkson College Admissions office by mail, email or fax. If you have any questions, contact our Admissions team at 402.552.3100 or admissions@clarksoncollege.edu

Application Deadline

Fall semester: July 1
Spring semester: Nov. 1
Summer semester: April 1


Application Process

Step 1: Complete the online graduate application.
Online program applicants: check your state's authorization to apply for online programs. Learn more.

Step 2: Submit the required admissions materials by mail, email or fax. When appropriate, your essay and resume may be emailed to admissions@clarksoncollege.edu. Make sure that your name is clearly visible on all documents.


Required Admissions Materials

Please review the following sections to view individual requirements and materials.

Submit your $35 non-refundable application fee.
You may make a secure payment online. If paying by check or money order, mail your payment to the Clarkson College Admissions office located at 101 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68131.

Each student must meet one of the following:

  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. A minimum of 100 total score on the TOEFL iBT, and a minimum of 250 total score computer-based is required.
  • Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school.
  • U.S. General Educational Development (GED) Certificate with an English score of 500 or equivalent.
  • Associate's or higher-level degree from a U.S. accredited college or university.

Submit a scholarly essay summarizing your motivation for entering our Master's degree program. Your essay must be typed and limited to three pages. Address the following:

  • Statement of your personal and professional goals after graduation.
  • Role of graduate education in achieving your goals.
  • Personal and professional strengths.
  • Professional areas identified as needing development.
  • Personal perceptions of graduate education.
  • Official high school transcript or general education diploma.
  • Official transcripts are sent directly to Clarkson College and must show at least three years of grades. Any college coursework you have completed should be included on your transcript.

Request two professional recommendations using the Graduate Professional Reference forms.

Submit your resume.


Meet Your Admissions Counselors

Clarkson College Admissions counselors are your first point of contact for all questions.

Maddie Torline

Maddie Torline
Admissions Counselor

PH 402.552.6161 | torlinemaddie@clarksoncollege.edu

Maddie Torline became an Admissions Counselor at Clarkson College in 2018, and in her role, she works with applicants A-L in the Physical Therapist Assistant (Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree options), RN to BSN, RN to MSN, Graduate Nursing, BSN to DNP and Post-Master’s DNP program options. Learn more about Maddie.

Megan O'Leary

Megan O’Leary
Admissions Counselor

PH 402.552.2944 | olearymegan@clarksoncollege.edu

Megan O’Leary joined Clarkson College as an Admissions Counselor in 2018. She works with applicants M-Z in the Physical Therapist Assistant (Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree options), RN to BSN, RN to MSN, Graduate Nursing, BSN to DNP and Post-Master’s DNP program options. Learn more about Megan.