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Harrisburg University stem programs with day 1 cpt and hybrid format

Admission Requirements

To Apply

To begin the application process, simply click the application link found in your initial communication from HMS. You will fill out the application form, upload supporting documents, and submit it for final review. There is no application fee.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is 2 weeks before the program start date if you are already in the US with a valid visa. Otherwise, the application deadline is 2 months before the program start date. The university reserves the right to stop accepting applications at any time should classes reach capacity.


Upload the following documents with your application form


Application Form

  • Complete the application form by clicking the personalized application link in your initial communication. 


Goal Statement

  • The statement should be at least 1 typed page in length or 200+ words. Not required if you have graduated from a US university.

Degree Certificates and Transcripts

  • Include all university transcripts. Foreign transcripts may need to be evaluated by WES or ECE.

Two Current Letters of Recommendation

  • Letters should be from current or former employers or professors. Not required if you have graduated from a US university.

Professional Resume

Proof of English Proficiency

  • IELTS (6.0) or TOEFL (80) or DuoLingo (105). Not required if you have successfully completed one full semester of graduate studies from a regionally accredited US institution of higher education with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.


  • Individuals already in the USA must also include copies of their visa, most recent I-20, and I-94.

Bank Statement

  • Bank statements of $27,190 in financial support and affidavit of support if applicable. Pay stubs cannot be used as proof of financial support. If you are using sponsor bank statements, you must also submit an affidavit of support.

US Nursing License and NCLEX-RN

  • Students applying to the MS Nursing program must include a copy of their US Nursing license and NCLEX-RN

Our Master of Science Degree Programs with CPT

Additional Resources for International Students


  • Harrisburg University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. You can learn more about the university's accreditation here.

Additional Resources

  • International Student Office knowledge base, support tickets, and process for requesting an I-20, CPT, and SEVIS transfer.

  • IT Help Desk knowledge base, support tickets, and assistance with logins/credentials.

Refer a friend! Receive $500 for each referred international student who enrolls and attends classes at an HMS partner institution.

HMS is an exclusive partner of Harrisburg University, managing all graduate applications and assisting prospective students through the application process. Please direct all program and application questions to

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