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Penn Nursing Leads the Nation

Recognized worldwide, Penn Nursing's master's (MSN) and doctoral (PhD) programs offer valuable opportunities to concentrate in a specific field of nursing while expanding the depth and breadth of your knowledge. Penn Nursing is renowned for excellence in education, clinical practice, and research while creating a uniquely integrated academic experience in which faculty, clinicians, and students engage in a culture of discovery.

In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of graduate schools, Penn Nursing was voted as a number one graduate school of nursing. In fact, all of our evaluated MSN programs placed into the top three nationally by U.S. News & World Report — including four which were considered to be the best in the nation, reflecting the dedication and scholarship of Penn Nursing faculty. Penn Nursing can be your springboard for exploring an array of opportunities that will open doors and change expectations.

Application Information

The application for Summer 2015 is now open until February 15, 2015. Applications for Fall 2015 will open February 16, 2015. In order to submit only your portion of the application is due by the deadline, transcripts and recommendations can follow. It is highly recommended you request transcripts in advance of the deadline.  Please send official transcripts to: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Suite M-05 418 Curie Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217 or send electronically to

Part Time

Penn Nursing utilizes a rolling admissions process for part-time applications. Please refer to the below chart for information on final application deadlines pertinent to fall, spring and summer starts. Deadlines are subject to change.

Full Time

Penn Nursing utilizes a regular admissions process for full-time applications. Please refer to the chart below for exceptions to this and for application deadlines.​ Deadlines are subject to change.




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