Prospective Students

To learn more about Samuel Merritt University’s programs, their requirements, and how to apply, select a program below. If you are ready to apply, visit our applications page.  

Non-Nursing Graduate Programs

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Master of Physician Assistant (MPA)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)

School of Nursing
Bachelor's Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
2-year program for students wanting to become nurses and typically earning their first degree.
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
12-month program for students wanting to become nurses who have a bachelor's degree in a field other htan nursing.

Master's Degree Programs

Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing (ELMSN)
For students with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing who want a masters degree in nursing. Case Management and Family Nurse Practitioner options available. 
Master of Science in Nursing Case Management (MSN-CM)
Master of Science in Nursing Case Management ONLINE (MSN-CM)
Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)
Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner ONLINE (MSN-FNP)
Master of Science in Nursing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Doctoral Degree Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
For RN's with a MSN degree whose goal is the DNP degree.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), DNP-FNP
For RN's with a BSN degree who want to become an FNP and earn the DNP degree. 

Special Status, Non-Degree Programs

Basic Sciences
Pre-requisite courses. 
Transition to Professional Nursing Practice (T2P)
For newly graduated registered nurses who want to enhance their abilities while working to secure employment. 

Certificate Programs

Orthopedic Primary Care Certificate
Graduate program for advanced practice nurses and physicians, as well as other primary care professionals.