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Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)  program at Clayton State University. As a potential graduate student we urge you to explore our graduate studies website, in addition to the academic and community events we offer on the Clayton State University campus. Should you have any additional questions or concerns please feel free to contact the School of Graduate Studies or the Interim Graduate Program Director, Dr. Grace Nteff at (678) 466-4958 or At this time, Clayton State University cannot accept inquiries from outside the state of Georgia for the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program.  


The completed application for admission and a nonrefundable $50.00 (U.S. currency) processing fee payable to Clayton State University should be submitted to the Office Graduate Studies by the appropriate deadline specified below. Only checks drawn on U.S. banks and money orders that can be cashed at U.S. banks are acceptable. An application will not be processed without the application fee, and there are no provisions to waive or postpone this fee. The final deadlines for applications and supporting documents for graduate applicants with United States citizenship or permanent resident status follow. Completed applications that are received by the preferred deadline will be given priority review. Those applications received after the final deadline for a given admit term will be recorded for the next available term.

Admit Term Preferred Deadline Final Deadline
Fall January 15 July 15

The Admission Packet includes the following items:

  • Completed application for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and a $50 application fee. The application fee is non-refundable and may not be applied to any other university fees should you be accepted. These forms are submitted electronically using the online application which is available on the School of Graduate Studies website under the forms tab.
  • One (1) Official copy of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work previously undertaken. Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and current, unrestricted RN Georgia licensure. All students entering the FNP program must have already taken a baccalaureate level pharmacology course and passed the course with a grade of B or better. Students who completed a combined pathophysiology/pharmacology course with a grade of B or better may submit course syllabus to determine if content is appropriate to meet this prerequisite. Please note: The School of Graduate Studies cannot be held responsible for delays that occur during the mailing process.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Three letters of recommendation that comment on the applicant’s potential for success in a graduate academic program. Letters should be placed in sealed envelopes and contain the signature of the person writing the recommendation across the seal. Please Note: When you complete the on-line application for graduate admission you will have the opportunity to send your recommenders an email so that they can submit your letter of recommendation electronically. Once you have submitted your on-line application you will not be able to return to it to enter your recommenders contact details. Download recommendation form in PDF Download recommendation form in Word
  • A statement of purpose that is no more than two (2) typewritten pages, single-spaced. The statement should describe the applicant's pertinent personal and professional experience and education, as well as his or her interests and goals in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing degree.
  • An interview on campus may be required. Please contact the Master of Science in Nursing Graduate Program Director for more information.
  • Clinical Experience:  1-2 years of clinical nursing experience is preferred.
  • Licensure and Certification:  Proof of current unrestricted Georgia RN license or eligibility for Georgia RN licensure is required for admission. Proof of licensure, regardless of state, is required prior to the end of the first semester.
  • Provisional Admission: An applicant failing to meet one or more of the standards required for admission as a regular student may be eligible for provisional admission, if space in the program is available, for up to one semester under conditions specified at the time of admission. Students who fail to make progress under provisional admission will be withdrawn from the program.

All application materials should be mailed to the School of Graduate Studies at the address listed below:

Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies 2000 Clayton State Boulevard Suite 152 Edgewater Hall Morrow, Georgia 30260 (678) 466-4113