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Ottawa University MSN program with day 1 cpt stem designation 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. 


Statement of Purpose

  • Not required if you have studied or worked in the USA

Degree Certificates and Transcripts

  • Include all university transcripts.  The degree conferral date must appear on all USA transcripts where a degree was earned.

Transcript evaluation from any NACES member

Proof of NCLEX-RN

Two Current Letters of Recommendation

  • Letters accepted from academic and professional sources. Letters must be written by the recommenders themselves in their own words and signed.​

Professional Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Proof of English Proficiency

  • TOEFL 84 IBT, recommended minimum speaking band 26; IELTS 6.5, all individual bands 6.0 or above, recommended speaking band 7. Not required if you have studied or worked in the USA.


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

Bank Statement

  • Bank statements of $29,530 in financial support. Pay stubs cannot be used as proof of financial support. You can use bank statements, loans, lines of credit, or sponsor bank statements with a signed/dated sponsorship letter to show the required funds. An additional $6000 in financial support must be shown for each dependent.

Our MSN Degree Program with CPT

Courses and Curriculum

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Ottawa University is designed to help registered nurses gain the leadership strategies, critical-thinking skills, and professional qualifications to take the next step in their careers – whether that’s in nursing education or a management position. There is a tremendous need for qualified leaders in the nursing profession. This MSN program, with core coursework on topics ranging from advanced health assessment to exploring cultural diversity, will put students on the right track to fill those roles.

Program Format and Pricing

The MSN is designed to be completed with consecutive enrollment throughout the 2-year program, which consists of 6 semesters. Courses are offered every 8-weeks with 6 terms per year. 

  • Price per Semester           $5,370.00

Additional Resources for International Students


  • Ottawa University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has been continuously accredited for more than 100 years. The EMBA program is approved by the Department of Education and USCIS and is in compliance with all regulations. You can learn more about the university's accreditation here and here.

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 Ottawa 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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