How to Apply

Apply to Westminster

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Create Your Account

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Submit Your Application

Fill out, verify, and submit your application. The application fee is $50.

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Submit Your Supplemental Items

Upload, email, or mail your supplemental items. See the program-specific requirements below.

Admissions Requirements

Each graduate program has specific admission requirements and deadlines. Review the material requested by each program and submit the required items via the application portal, email, or mail. If you have questions about the application process, call the Graduate Admissions Office at 801.832.2200 or email gradadmissions@westminstercollege.edu.

Program-Specific Requirements

Important Dates

Fall Application Deadline: Rolling

Fall Priority Deadline: Mar. 1

Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Early submission of applications is strongly encouraged.

Application Materials

Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission:

  • Online application
  • $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)
  • Personal statement: Choose one of the below questions/statements and answer in 200 words or less. Please login to your online application to upload your completed essay.
  1. Why is the IOM Future of Nursing Report (October, 2010) important to the DNP prepared APRN?
  2. How do you see yourself, as a DNP prepared APRN, bringing about a systems or policy change to lead an interdisciplinary team within your organization?
  3. Do you think that requiring a DNP degree will further increase the primary care provider shortage in the United States?
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal resume detailing professional work experience to include relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
  • APRN License
  • National Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • Evidence of clear ten panel drug screen. View instructions and suggested laboratories.
  • Background check preformed by castlebranch.com (free of any criminal arrest history). View background check instructions. Please note the background check may take up to three weeks to process.
  • Documentation of current immunizations (including MMR, TDAP, PPD, polio, varicella/chicken pox, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B) (Only required if admitted)
  • Official college or university transcripts from all institutions attended* showing proof of an MSN degree

* Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.

Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

  • Online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Personal statement: Address the following questions in approximately 2 double-spaced pages.
  1. Why are you pursuing a MAcc degree at this time in your life and what are your career goals?
  2. Why is Westminster College’s Gore School of Business graduate program your preferred program?
  3. How will your professional experiences contribute to the classroom environment?
  4. What personal characteristics make you an ideal graduate student candidate?
  • Two letters of recommendation, including at least one from a supervisor or someone who can assess your performance at your most recent job
  • Professional resume detailing professional work experience for at least the past 5 years, including relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
  • Employer letter of support (to waive this requirement, call the admissions office at 801.832.2200)
  • GRE or GMAT test score (to waive this requirement, call the admissions office at 801.832.2200)
  • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service)

Priority Deadlines

Fall 2019: June 1, 2019

Spring 2020: October 1, 2019

Summer 2020: March 1, 2020

    Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

    • Online application
    • $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)
    • Personal statement: Please address the following questions in approximately 2 pages double-spaced.
      1. What do you hope to learn from the Master of Arts in Community Leadership degree program and how will you use what you learn?
      2. What is your approach to community work and/or social change?
      3. What are the most important skills, experiences, and personal characteristics you bring to the Westminster learning community?
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Personal resume detailing professional work experience to include relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
    • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0. Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.
    Priority Deadlines
    • Summer 2020: March 1, 2020
    • Fall 2020: June 1, 2020
    • Spring 2021: October 15, 2020
    Application Deadline: Rolling

    Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Priority deadlines for each semester are listed below.  Early submission of applications is strongly encouraged.

    Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

    • Online application
    • $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)
    • Personal statement: Please address the following questions in approximately 2 pages double-spaced.
      1. Describe the process that has led you to choose teaching as a career.
      2. What subject and grade level do you want to teach? Why?
      3. What are the most important skills and personal characteristics that you would bring to the field of teaching?
      4. Describe a recent learning experience that tells us something about you as a learner.
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Personal resume detailing professional work experience to include relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
    • Official test scores on the ACT, SAT, or Praxis II exams can be used for admissions. If you are using the Praxis, submit a score report from the Praxis II examination corresponding to your teaching field, showing a passing score. Candidates should contact the appropriate School of Education program director if you're not sure which Praxis Examination you need to take.
    • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0. Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.
    Priority Deadlines
    • Summer: February 15
    • Fall: June 1
    Application Deadline: Rolling

    Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Priority deadlines for each semester are listed below.  Early submission of applications is strongly encouraged.

    Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

    • Online application
    • $50 application fee
    • Personal statement: Address the following questions in approximately 2 double-spaced pages.
    1. Why are you pursuing a graduate business degree at this time in your life?
    2. Why is Westminster College’s Gore School of Business graduate program your preferred program?
    3. How will your professional experiences contribute to the classroom environment?
    4. What personal characteristics make you an ideal graduate student candidate?
    • Two letters of recommendation, including at least one from a supervisor or someone who can assess your performance at your most recent job
    • Professional resume detailing professional work experience for at least the past 5 years, including relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
    • Employer letter of support (to waive this requirement, call the admissions office at 801.832.2200)
    • GRE or GMAT test score from within the past 3 years (to waive this requirement, call the admissions office at 801.832.2200)
    • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service)

    Priority Deadlines

    Fall 2019: June 1, 2019

    Spring 2020: October 1, 2019

    Summer 2020: March 1, 2020

      Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

      • Online application
      • $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)
      • Personal statement: Please address the following questions in approximately 2 pages double-spaced.
        1. Why do you want to pursue the Master of Education degree?
        2. What goals do you have for your learning in the program?
        3. What are the most important skills, experiences, and personal characteristics you bring to the program?
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • Personal resume detailing professional work experience to include relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
      • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0. Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.
      Priority Deadlines
      • Summer 2020: March 1, 2020
      • Fall 2020: June 1, 2020
      • Spring 2021: October 15, 2020
      Application Deadline: Rolling

      Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Priority deadlines for each semester are listed below.  Early submission of applications is strongly encouraged.

      The priority application deadline is May 1 of each year. Late applications will be considered if space is available. Applicants must have the following items completed in order to be eligible for an interview for the Master of Public Health degree and Certificate in Public Health (CPH) option.

      Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

      • Online application
      • $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)
      • Personal statement: Please address the following question in approximately 2 pages double-spaced.
        1. Identify health background and future goals.
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • Personal resume detailing professional work experience to include relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
      • Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the past 5 years.
      • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0. Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.
      Priority Deadline
      • Fall 2019: February 1, 2019
      Application Deadline: Rolling

      Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Priority deadlines for each semester are listed below. Early submission of applications is strongly encouraged.

      Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

      • Online application
      • $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)
      • Personal statement: Please address the following topic in approximately 2 pages double-spaced.
        1. Career goals, reasons for selecting Westminster College for graduate education, and practice/research interests.
      • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional colleagues who can address the candidate’s academic and interpersonal skills relevant to practice as a professional counselor.
      • Personal resume detailing professional work experience to include relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
      • Scores on the Graduate Record Exam taken within the past 5 years (this requirement is waived for MSMHC applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.4 or higher).
      • Proof of clear state and federal background checks at the time of admission. View instructions for the background check. The background check may take up to three weeks to process.
      • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0. Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.
      Application Deadline
      • Fall 2020: December 1, 2019

      The application deadline is September 27, 2019. This class will begin the didactic portion in August, 2020. Late applications may be considered on a space-available basis. Applicants must have the following items completed in order to be eligible for an interview for the MSNA program:

      1. BS/BSN in nursing is strongly preferred. Other applicants, i.e., BS, DC, MD, BA, DDS, etc. may also apply, but you must also be an RN.
      2. Minimum of 1 year of critical care (Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac/Neuro/Thoracic/Shock-Trauma preferred), SICU, MICU, NICU/PICU acceptable. Applicants with experience solely in NICU/PICU or with less than 1 year of critical experience may apply, but they may not be selected for an interview at the MSNA Director’s discretion. Critical care (ICU) experience within the last 3 years is required.
      3. Minimum 3.0 GPA, including a minimum 3.0 GPA in core sciences.
      4. All college transcripts.
      5. Three recent letters of reference from supervisors that can attest to your character and work performance.
      6. Current resume.
      7. Current RN license in good standing without any restrictions, disciplinary actions, or probationary status. Any prior nursing license restrictions need to be brought to the attention of the program director at the time of application.
      8. Successful completion of CCRN certification is highly encouraged.
      9. Current BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification (Due upon acceptance into the MSNA program).
      10. Background check performed by castlebranch.com (must be free of criminal arrest). View background check instructions.
      11. Negative drug testing (10-panel, urine test) results from an approved laboratory. View drug screen instructions.
      12. Proof of current immunizations: MMR, DTAP, PPD, polio, varicella/chicken pox, Hepatitis B (Due upon
        acceptance into the MSNA program).
      13. The following titers, no more than 3 years old: Hep B, Varicella, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (Due upon
        acceptance into the MSNA program.
      14. Physical and Mental Health Certificate (Due upon acceptance into the MSNA program).

      An applicant of the program must be able to fulfill the job description and duties of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. A candidate for the program must have abilities and skills in five categories: observation, communication, motor, intellectual, and behavioral/social. Reasonable accommodation for persons with documented disabilities will be considered on an individual basis, but a candidate must be able to perform in an independent manner. The following skills are required, with or without accommodation.

      • Observation: Candidates must have sufficient sensory capacity to observe in the lecture hall, the laboratory, the outpatient setting, and the patient’s bedside. Sensory skills adequate to perform a physical examination are required. Functional vision, hearing and tactile sensation must be adequate to observe a patient’s condition and to elicit information from computerized monitors, and through procedures regularly required in a physical examination, such as inspection, auscultation, and palpation.
      • Communication: Candidates must be able to communicate effectively in both academic and health care settings. Candidates must show evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work in teams.
      • Motor: The ability to participate in basic diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers and procedures (e.g. palpation, auscultation, drawing blood, or starting intravenous lines) is required. Candidates must have sufficient motor function to execute movements reasonably required to provide care to patients, including the ability to help move or lift them. Candidates must be able to negotiate patient care environments and must be able to move between settings, such as clinic, classroom building, and hospital. Physical stamina sufficient to complete the rigorous course of didactic and clinical study is required. Long periods of sitting, standing, or moving are required in classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences.
      • Intellectual: Candidates must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, and synthesize, both in quiet environments and in areas where distractions, noise, and other stressors are present. Problem solving, one of the critical skills demanded of CRNAs, requires all of these intellectual abilities. In addition, candidates should be able to comprehend graphic displays of physiologic data, distinguish artifact on monitor displays, understand three-dimensional relationships and the spatial relationships of structures. Candidates must be able to read and understand medical and nursing literature. In order to complete the degree, candidates must be able to demonstrate mastery of these skills and the ability to use them together in a timely and often critical fashion in problem-solving and patient care.
      • Behavioral and social attributes: Candidates must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of their intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment, and the prompt completion of all academic and patient care responsibilities. The development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients and other members of the health care team is essential. The ability to effectively function in the face of uncertainties inherent in clinical practice, flexibility, compassion, integrity, motivation, interpersonal skills, and concern for others are all required.
      • Basic typing and computer skills are required, with knowledge of Microsoft® PowerPoint and Word strongly
        encouraged.

      Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

      • Online application
      • $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)
      • Personal statement: Please address the following topics in approximately 2 pages double-spaced.
        1. Career goals encompassing the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) role
        2. A statement of perceived differences between the RN and FNP role
        3. The strengths the applicant brings to the FNP role.
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • Personal resume detailing professional work experience to include relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
      • Evidence of a clear ten panel drug screen. View instructions and suggested laboratories.
      • Background check performed by castlebranch.com (free of any criminal arrest history). View background check instructions. Please note the background check may take up to three weeks to process.
      • Documentation of current immunizations (including MMR, TDAP, PPD, polio, varicella/chicken pox, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B) (Only required if admitted).
      • Physical and Mental Health Certificate signed by a primary care provider (only required if admitted).
      • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree in nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0.*
      • Official GRE Scores taken within the past 5 years (this requirement is waived for FNP applicants with a previous graduate degree and for those with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of a 3.3 or higher). Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.
      Application Deadline
      • Fall 2020: February 1, 2020

      Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

      • Online application
      • $50 application fee (waived for attending an information session or campus visit)
      • Personal statement: Address the following questions in approximately 2 pages double-spaced.
        1. Why are you interested in pursuing a master's degree in Strategic Communication at Westminster College?
        2. How do you anticipate an online program that allows for self-directed and project-based learning will help you achieve your professional goals?
        3. How will your education, professional experiences, and personal characteristics contribute to the program learning environment and to your peers' learning?
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • Personal resume detailing professional work experience to include relevant job titles, work experiences, responsibilities, and related activities
      • Official college or university transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0. Transcripts or test scores are considered official when sent directly from the school or testing service.
      Priority Deadline
      • Fall 2019: June 1, 2019
      Application Deadline: Rolling

      Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Priority deadlines for each semester are listed below.  Early submission of applications is strongly encouraged.

      International Graduate Student Admission

      International students must provide the following to be considered for admission:

      1. Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended

      To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the university. Official foreign university transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited transcript evaluation service. For example, World Education Services.

      1. Proof of English language proficiency

      Proof of English proficiency can be met by scoring high enough on the TOEFL oer IELTS exam. This may be waived if you are a native of or have studied full-time for at least one academic year within the last five years in one of the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada (at an English-medium university).

      TOEFL IBT
      Full Admit: 92
      Conditional Score (requires approval): 84
      Reading/Writing 20 (18 Conditional)

      IELTS
      Full Admit: 7.5
      Conditional Score: 7

      1. Program-specific documents

      Check the program requirements of your desired program above. International students must also provide the following documents before an I-20 document can be issued:

      1. Statement of financial responsibility
      2. Bank statement
      3. Passport information page

      Send or email admissions materials to:

      Westminster College
      Office of Admissions
      1840 South 1300 East
      Salt Lake City, UT 84105
      gradadmissions@westminstercollege.edu