Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
All applicants are required to submit an essay of intent, at least two sealed references from professionals who can attest to the applicant’s ability, sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and copies of the applicant’s nursing license, certification (if applicable), and resume.

In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants to the PhD Program in Nursing will meet these specific criteria for admission:

Special Instructions for PhD Program in Nursing Applicants
Applicants are required to write, in place of the statement of interest and intent, an essay of no more than 1,500 words, addressing the following:

Candidates are required to schedule an interview with the Program Director or her/his designate as part of the application process. Out-of-state candidates can be interviewed by phone.

International Students
In addition to the general admissions requirements, international students must take both the TOEFL exam and IELTS exam and meet the minimum score requirements. For additional information on the international student application process, please refer to the “Special Instructions” section in your application.  

Application Deadline
Applications must be received no later than March 31st for Fall admission. Apply online.

Checking on Application Status
The Chair of the Graduate Admissions Committee will inform applicants of their admission to the program. Following admission, students are advised to contact the Program Director for advisement and a program of study.