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Welcome!! to the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing PhD admission page. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by the December 1st deadline for Fall 2018 admission. At the Graduate Center we welcome all prospective students interested in pursing a doctoral degree. 

We encourage you to attend our open house informational sessions & professional development events and seminars through out the semester. For event information please visit out program events page, Facebook or Twitter page. 

Please feel free to contact the program a via phone or email with any questions.

Thank you and Best of Luck!!!

    Fall 2018 Application Deadline is December 1, 2017

  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. Transcripts must be submitted from each college or university attended even if you did not complete a degree or did not enroll in courses in your current field.  Applicants are required to upload scanned/electronic copies of all their transcripts to the online application.  All international documents that are not issued in English must also be accompanied by certified English translations. If an applicant is offered admissions and decides to attend the Graduate Center, he or she will be required to provide unopened, official hard copies of all transcripts which will be compared to the unofficial uploads.  In the event of discrepancies or false reporting of any information, the Graduate Center reserves the right to change/withdraw its offer of admission to the applicant.

  6. It is required that applicants who have not studied and earned a degree in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, or Australia must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

  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 the admission committee to determine their admission to the program.