Guidelines for Letter of Intent – MSN Application

Please write a short letter of intent that addresses an area of interest that you would like to pursue in the MSN program, and its relevance to current priorities in health care, public health and nursing. 


For thesis-based applicants, please also identify the School of Nursing faculty member who has agreed to supervise your proposed research project and describe how their program of research and scholarship fit with your proposed scholarly work.  



  • 1-2 pages (maximum 500 words)
  • Double spaced
  • Use of a standardized format such as APA


Criteria Used for Evaluation of Writing Sample:

  • Quality
  • Currency
  • Clarity, organization, logical progression of ideas