Post Master's—Important Dates & How To Apply
"Our post master's programs are a unique option for nurses with master's degrees who want to expand their practice. They also are the most economical option around, both in terms of time and money."
—Barbara Black, MA, MS, RN, ANP
Director, Center for Continuing Nursing Education
February 15 : Deadline for applications for admission to the post master's program for the Fall semester.
September 15: Deadline for applications for admission to the post master's program for the spring semester.
Only nurse practitioners seeking a second certification may start in the spring.
You will be notified of a decision soon after the Admissions Committee reviews your completed application.
How To Apply
Post master's applicants must submit the following documents to:
Office of Student Admissions
SUNY Upstate Medical University
1215 Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
- Apply Online
A $65 fee must accompany this application (fee is waived for current Upstate MS nursing students).
- Official Transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
- Three Letters of Recommendation from faculty, employers and/or others in a position to judge your potential for further graduate study. One letter must be from someone able to evaluate your clinical work experience. (Note: Students continuing from the SUNY Upstate MS program are required to submit only one letter of recommendation.)
- RN license & CPR certification: Copy of your current RN license and current CPR certification.
- NP license Copy of your current NP license (for nurse practitioners seeking second certification only).
Director of Post Master's Advanced Certificate Program
— Scott Jessie RN, MS, CCNS, CCRN, BS (2003); MS (2007) RN Critical Care Nurse Manager Surgical/Trauma ICU