with concentrations offered in: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

ENTRY TERM: Spring 2024
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2023
ENTRY TERM: Spring 2025
APPLICATION OPENS: August 28, 2023
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2024

Application Fees (non-refundable): 

NursingCAS: $80
AU Nursing Supplemental Application: $25

Please submit your NursingCAS application first. Once your application has been verified by NursingCAS, you will be notified by Augusta University’s (AU's) Graduate Admissions Office (graduateadmissions@augusta.edu) to set up your AU applicant portal. The email will also provide instructions on how to complete and submit your AU Supplemental Application.

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.

The program does not accept applications after the published application deadline, however the program will continue to accept application materials up to 2 weeks after the application deadline.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this online program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at ipso@augusta.edu.

NursingCAS Application

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Debbie Weaver
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Admission Criteria


A minimum overall graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale of all coursework attempted.

Degree Requirement

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN/NP) as a Nurse Practitioner in another discipline from an accredited program and an accredited college and university. Completion of an APRN program with a doctoral degree, i.e. DNP or PhD, may fulfill the minimum degree requirement. To be used to satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to NursingCAS. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, NursingCAS will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Applicants should submit their transcripts via the process provided in the NursingCAS Help Center. ALL transcripts must be sent to NursingCAS. If you send them directly to Augusta University they cannot be loaded into CAS. Without the transcripts in CAS your application cannot be verified and will not be considered.

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts

An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), and Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.

Letters of Recommendation 

As part of the online NursingCAS application process, applicants must provide the names and current email addresses for three references. References should be individuals qualified to critically assess the applicant's prior academic performance (usually college professors), employment, and clinical experience (required clinical supervisor/manager, if applicable). The person providing the reference should be able to address the applicant’s qualifications and potential to be successful in the selected program. Once the online application is submitted, each reference will receive an email notification directing him/her to the online site where he/she can complete the reference form and submit his/her letter of recommendation.

English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)

English proficiency exam scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English and who do not qualify for an English proficiency exam waiver per the criteria listed below. Augusta University will accept official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test (IELTS) exam scores. Official exam scores must be taken within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

  • TOEFL Minimum Overall Score: 79 internet based or 213 computer based
  • IELTS Minimum Overall Band Score: 6.5

English Proficiency Exam Waiver Criteria: An English proficiency exam will be waived for applicants to graduate programs who:

  • submit proof of earning a Baccalaureate, Master’s or Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university. The requirement will be waived upon receipt of the official transcript showing proof of degree
  • are citizens of countries on the approved waiver list

Please visit the International Student webpage for more information.

Program Specific Requirements and Information

Prerequisite Coursework

Prior completion of Physical or Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses, Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses, and Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses with a “B” or higher is also required. These courses are commonly referred to as the three Ps.

Resume or CV (Vitae)

Including date of most recent revision. This item is uploaded directly into NursingCAS.

Licensure and Certification

Proof of current unrestricted RN license (multi-state/compact license preferred) and current Advanced Practice Certification (APRN) are required for admission. These items are uploaded directly into NursingCAS.

NOTE: Enrolled students will be required to obtain additional RN license in any state(s) where clinical experiences are assigned.


Included within the NursingCAS application, applicants must submit a written component describe why you are pursuing a post masters certificate in the specific area of clinical concentration and how your previous education and experiences will enhance your ability in the program.