Admission Requirements Across All Programs

Policy Number: 
5.4.104
Reviewed: 
8/18, 9/2022
Revised: 
1/2017, 1/5/17, 8/6/18, 10/20,11/20, 11/21, 9/20/2022 Pending BOT approval

MTSA is a single-purpose institution with a focus in graduate nurse anesthesia education and currently offers one degree (DNAP) with two routes of entry: completion or entry to practice.

MTSA enrolls up to 72 accepted applicants into the new class for the DNAP Practice Doctorate (PD) Program once each year. The Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA) does not limit MTSA class size for the DNAP completion program. MTSA determines the class size each year based on the applicant pool and faculty resources.

The specific procedures for application and admission for each program are delineated further in the appropriate student handbook. Any questions regarding these admissions requirements should be forwarded to the Coordinator, Admissions, and Recruitment.

General admissions requirements across all programs include but are not limited to:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited program (DNAP PD programs) or Master of Science degree from a COA accredited institution (DNAP completion program)
  • Undergraduate degrees from regionally accredited programs are verified through the centralized application service (NursingCAS), which reviews all student-requested transcripts from colleges attended. 
  • Current professional licensures
  • Submission of all transcripts
  • Professional references
  • Personal letter
  • GRE scores
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or recent upper-level academic coursework demonstrating satisfactory proficiency
  • TOEFL is required for those with English as a second language