Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


To be admitted to the dual degree MSN/MBA program, a student should apply to both degree programs simultaneously. All applicants must meet the admission requirements for both the School of Nursing and the Quinlan School of Business. For more information, please use the online request form.

You must supply:

  • A $50 application fee
  • A completed application form
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work
  • Scores for the GRE (general examination). This is not required if you have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in nursing courses from an accredited program for the baccalaureate degree in nursing
  • Scores for the GMAT exam are required for students applying for the dual MSN/MBA degree
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from a nurse with an MSN or higher degree
  • Please provide an explicit statement in 300 words that includes the following:
    1. Describe how your work experiences and professional interests have prepared you to be successful in the graduate program to which you have applied
    2. Discuss how completing the graduate program that you have selected will help you meet your professional goals
  • Current Illinois R.N. license (or eligibility for license)
  • Either a TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. For the TOEFL, a score of at least 280 on the computer-based test or 650 on the written test is required. The minimum score for the new TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test) is 114. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 7 is required
  • International applicants must provide a transcript evaluation from the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS.), a transcript credentialing service for international schools. Contact CGFNS at www.cgfns.org

Requirements for admission as a non-degree student consist of an application, application fee, statement of purpose, and transcripts. Note: students can take up to nine semester hours of graduate courses as a non-degree student, which can be transferred to the graduate major.

Requirements for admission as a post-master's or certificate program student consist of an application, application fee, statement of purpose, vita, and official transcripts.

Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Please note that applications must be received at least two weeks before the start date of each semester.  

Contact Information

The application and all supporting documents must be sent to Graduate Enrollment Management at the following address:

Graduate Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois  60611
Phone: 312.915.8950
E-mail: GradApp@LUC.edu

For more information about the academic program, or to arrange a visit, please contact:

Graduate Programs in Nursing
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Loyola University Chicago
Phone: 708.216.3542
Fax: 708.216.9555

Specialty Coordinator
Phone: 708.216.9556
E-mail: hsm@LUC.edu