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Admissions

  1. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE). If you have already taken the GREs and it is no more than five years old, you may have ETS submit the scores. Graduate Center Code is 2113. To set up an appointment to take the test - please visit the ETS website.

  2. Bachelor's degree and Master's degree, either of which must be in nursing from an accredited program.

  3. A graduate level statistics course, nursing research course, health policy course and nursing theory course is required of all applicants.

  4. A personal statement that describes an area of interest, states clear career goals, and provides evidence of potential for scholarship.

  5. Official transcripts from each college and university previously attended. A transcript must be submitted from each college or university attended even if you did not enroll in courses in your field. International applicants must submit original documents for all postsecondary studies. All international documents must be accompanied by certified English translations. Original international documents can only be returned if they are accompanied by copies that have been verified by admissions personnel at the time of filing. Satisfactory written descriptions of clearly defined career goals and research interests

  6. A passing grade on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for those who do not have a degree from an English-speaking country.

  7. Two letters of recommendation: One academic reference and one other academic reference or a clinical reference. References should be completed by persons who can comment on your academic and/or clinical achievement and promise for doctoral study.

Once completed applications have been reviewed, candidates will be interviewed by faculty to determine their potential for achievement in the doctoral program.