The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH) program is based on an overall appraisal of the applicant's preparedness for graduate-level study. The following requirements are considered in the review of applications:

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree (in any field) from an accredited institution
  • Successful completion, with a grade of "B" or better, of the following undergraduate courses (each course must have been taken for at least 3 units):


Biological or Life Science

General/Introductory Psychology

  • Completed online application form and fee
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from colleges/universities attended where the highest degree was obtained
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Personal statement; Please tell us about your interest in working in behavioral health with underserved populations. Please include relevant information about your values, work history, life experience and education that have led you to pursue this degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation; one must be from an individual familiar with your academic background (a faculty member or instructor)
  • Résumé
  • For international students only: TOEFL scores (a minimum score of 600 or 100 INB required), Certificate of Finance, and passport copy
  • For more information about how to apply to the MS in Behavioral Health Program, visit the 'How to Apply' webpage