Applications for the summer 2022 are accepted between September 1st, 2021 and April 15th, 2022. Applications for fall 2022 will be accepted until July 15th, 2022. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Applicants considering applying after the noted deadlines should contact the Graduate Program Advisor prior to beginning the application process.
It is very important that a complete application is in place by the noted deadline. The application review and admission process generally takes 3 to 4 weeks. Admitted applicants must have cleared a criminal background check and drug screen along with specified health and safety forms through MCN before enrolling in first semester courses.
Applicants who reside in Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Iowa have the benefit of paying In-State tuition at Illinois State University.
Applicants must complete the on-line application for admission through the Illinois State University's Office of Admissions.
As specified on the Illinois State application, please provide all former names under which your transcripts might arrive to the Office of Admissions. Failure to do so may make the applicant ineligible for admission review.
As part of the ISU online application, applicants will be required to complete and upload supplemental materials required by Mennonite College of Nursing.
Official transcripts for non-ISU college coursework should be emailed directly from the prior academic institutions to GraduateAdmissions@IllinoisState.edu or sent by mail to:Illinois State University
Again, make sure to provide all former names under which your transcripts might arrive with your online application to the Office of Admissions. Failure to do so may make your application ineligible for admission review.
Note three professional or academic references in the online application. The form linked below will be available to your references to submit electronically through the online application.
References should be from persons qualified to assess the applicant's potential to succeed in the doctorate program, with one reference from a doctorally prepared nurse.
Transition is fairly seamless for current MSN students who want to apply directly to the post-master's DNP and PhD programs.
For current students applying to the post master’s PhD: