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Get a head start on a graduate degree.

Submatriculation allows students in our traditional and accelerated BSN programs to formally enroll in one of our MSN Programs , or in the JD program at Penn Law School, while still undergraduates.

Submatriculating at Penn Nursing

The demand for nurses with MSN degrees is higher than ever. If you are interested in specializing or entering advanced nursing practice sooner rather than later, we encourage you to apply as early as your junior year. If accepted, you’ll begin to take master’s level coursework, earning credit toward both degrees.

For application instructions, deadlines, and eligibility information, download MSN Submatriculation (PDF) .

Submatriculating at Penn Law

Our current climate of healthcare litigation and malpractice suits is well suited for professionals who combine nursing education and experience with legal expertise. A background in both nursing and law gives you a powerful and marketable skillset, and prepares you to make an impact on the medical and legal professions.

To submatriculate into Penn Law, you should take the LSAT and apply  during your junior year. If you are admitted, you’ll begin taking courses at the law school during your fourth year, completing both your BSN and Juris Doctor (JD) degrees in six years, instead of the usual seven.

For advice on courses and the application process, download Law Submatriculation (PDF) .