Master of Science in Nursing

Applications will be reviewed for the fall and spring sessions and must include the items below to begin the application process. Other items will be required once the applicant completes the items below.

  • Apply to Mary Black School of Nursing (below)
  • Apply Online USC Upstate for the Master of Science in Nursing and pay a $40 application fee
  • Send Personal Statement, Resume, and three Letters of Recommendation to Adrian Smith at (Preferred), or send physical copies to:

    Adrian Smith, M.M.
    Administrative Assistant
    RN-BSN and MSN Programs
    Mary Black School of Nursing
    225 S. Pleasantburg Drive 
    Greenville, SC 29607
    Map Location

  • Send all official transcripts to Admissions, USC Upstate, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC  29303.  Official electronic transcripts are acceptable and can be sent to

Note: No GRE is required

This program is for registered nurses who are graduates of an accredited Bachelor of Science program in nursing.  All applicants must have an active, clear, unrestricted nursing license within the United States. 

Complete the information below to submit an online application for the spring or fall semester.  For any questions regarding applying to this program, contact Adrian Smith at 864-552-4266 and at

All fields with * are required.

General Information

Term: *

We will use this email address to communicate important information to you including admission decisions. You may want to include the email addresses in your contacts to ensure that you receive all emails regarding your application. Please check your email regularly and contact us immediately if any contact information changes.

Demographic Information

Admissions decisions are not affected by this information and it will be kept confidential. It is requested for statistical reporting and is optional, but it will help us better serve your needs.

Ethnic Background:
U.S. Citizen?

Colleges or Universities Attended For Credit (please list ALL schools, including USC Upstate)

Enrolled? Y/N

RN License Information

Do you have a current RN License that is in good standing? *

If yes, please list your license number and the state in which you practice.

Checklist for Criminal Record Background Check

Instructions for completing the CRBC will be sent to each applicant at a later date.

I will send in my information and fee for the Criminal Record Background Check (CRBC) to the CRBC company, and will sign to have the information released to the Mary Black School of Nursing.

I give the Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate permission to receive the results of my CRBC and to provide such results to clinical agencies for the restricted purpose of detemrining my suitability to participate in the clincial practicum courses in the Mary Black School of Nursing Baccalaureate Nursing program. The results of my CRBC may not be shared with any other entity without my express written permission.

I understand that I am to advise the Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate of any arrests or criminal charges subsequent to my completing this form and that failure to do so may result in dismissal from the nursing program.

I understand that the Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate will keep the CRBC reports in a confidential area, and that these reports will be maintained for 3 years following my last completed nursing course at USC Upstate.

Sign & Submit

By typing your name in the "Signature" field below, you agree that you have read and you understand all stated admission requirements and instructions for applying to the Mary Black School of Nursing. You also certify that the information on this application is true and complete to the best of your knowlegde.