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Information for Prospective Graduate Students

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Gwynedd Mercy University offers a range of graduate programs designed for busy working professionals who are seeking to move their careers to the next level or change their career path altogether.  With a close-knit graduate community, experienced faculty and admissions staff, we provide all of our students with a personal touch.  The staff and faculty will know you. Our instructors understand that you’ve been at work all day. They won’t lecture at you. Instead, the classroom is energized by group work, discussions and projects, all designed to keep you motivated and engaged in class.   

Graduate Admissions Personal Appointments

Applying to the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions

Applying to the Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Graduate Admissions Personal Appointments

Need a personalized appointment?  Schedule a one-on-one information session at a time and date that are best for you.  Call 267-448-1349 or

Applying to the Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions

The Master of Science and Doctoral in Nursing programs prepares professional nurses for advanced practice nursing professions as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), with a concentration in adult with gerontology, Nurse Practitioner (NP), with specializations in adult gerontology or pediatrics, or Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), which serves as a basis for doctoral study. A 25-credit Post-MSN Primary Care certificate program to become a Nurse Practitioner with specializations in adult gerontology and pediatrics is also available. Find out More about Gwynedd Mercy University's graduate nursing programs.

Admissions Requirements for MSN Programs:

  1. Online application.
  2. Two references from professional nurses.
  3. Personal Goal Statement (required for applicants with a 3.4 GPA or higher). NR Goals Statement
  4. Enriched Nursing Application Essay (required for applicants with a 3.3 GPA or lower). Enriched Application Essay
  5. CV/Resume
  6. A minimum of six months current clinical practice experience as a registered nurse.  Applicants for the pediatric program are expected to have pediatric nursing experience.
  7. Official sealed transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.  (An undergraduate statistics and physical assessment course are required).
  8. Valid RN license.
  9. Applicants with an active RN and a bachelor's degree in another field are required to take the National League for Nursing Baccalaureate Achievement (NLN) exam, free of charge at Gwynedd Mercy University.

Admissions Requirements for Post-Masters Certificate (Primary Care)

  1. Online application.
  2. Master’s degree with a major in nursing from a program approved by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLN-AC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  3. GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. CV/Resume.
  5. NR Goals Statement.doc

  6. Valid RN license.
  7. Two letters of reference.NR Recommendation.doc
  8. Graduate courses in Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics for the APN.

Start Non-Matriculated and Kick Start your Graduate Studies! Start non-matriculated and don't miss out on a semester. Take up to (2) courses or six credits while compiling your documentation for are NUR 530, NUR 610 and NUR 510 or approved electives.  To request a non-matriculated start, complete an online application and submit copies of undergraduate transcripts to the Director of Graduate Admissions.  For information contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 267-448-1349 or at

Applying to the Master of Business Administration (MBA)

For those pursuing a master’s degree in business administration, Gwynedd Mercy University offers a 30-credit, part-time, MBA with a focus in Strategic Management and Leadership. Experience real-world learning in the classroom as our MBA prepares you to be a highly qualified leader. The specialized skills and leadership qualities taught in Gwynedd Mercy University's MBA program prepare you for the responsibilities of management and decision-making positions in dynamic business environments, while providing you the competitive advantage. Our MBA offers courses in the evenings, allowing flexibility for the working adult. Finish in two years or less.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Online application.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited college or university; normally with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  3. The official sealed college transcript of the posted baccalaureate degree.
  4. Two supervisory letters of recommendation.
  5. Students without a business worries:  Online foundation courses may be required for students who did not take the prerequisite business course material as an undergraduate. These  foundation courses are self-paced and take approximately 15 to 20 hours each.  Students complete a summative exam at the end of each course. These courses are to completed before becoming accepted into the MBA.

Foundation Courses:
MBA 500 Principles of Financial Accounting
MBA 510 Principles of Economics
MBA 520 Principles of Marketing
MBA 530 Principles of Finance
MBA 540 Mathematics and Statistics
MBA 550 Principles of Management


    6.  Evidence that international applicants have received a minimum score of 575 on the TOEFL examination.

Disclaimer: Students with an undergraduate GPA under 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are encouraged to apply.  Previous graduate coursework may reduce program length.

All documents are to be forwarded to: Gwynedd Mercy University, Office of Graduate Admissions, 1325 Sumneytown Pike, P.O. Box 901, Gwynedd Valley, PA  19437.

For Your Information:  Information collected in the demographic section of the online application is used for reporting purposes only; it is not used to make admissions decisions. Gwynedd Mercy University provides an equal educational opportunity for all students who disclose disabilities in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information regarding programs and services, please contact the Coordinator of Disability Support Services at 215-646-7300 ext. 427 or visit the Disability Support webpage.

Apply Now or call the Office of Graduate Admissions at 267-448-1349 or  We have no application deadlines as we admit on a rolling admissions basis.