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Welcome to the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science admission information page. Enrollment for Fall 2020 will become available on Monday April 1st.  All applicants are required to submit their enrollment application through the Graduate Center.

Thank you and best of luck!!!

Admission Requirements

  1. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) no more than five years old. *GRE Scores should be sent directly to The Graduate Center. The GC code is 2113.
  2. Bachelors and Master's degree, either of which must be in nursing from an accredited program.
  3. Graduate level courses required in: statistics, nursing research, health policy and nursing theory.
  4. A personal statement that describes an area of research interest, states how a doctoral education aligns with your career goals, and provides evidence of potential for scholarship.
  5. Two letters of recommendations: (2)-academic references or (1)-academic and (1)-clinical reference letters. References should be complete by persons who can comment on your academic and/or clinical achievement and promise for doctoral study.
  6. Transcripts of courses taken must be submitted from each college or university attended. 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 admission 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.

Information for applicants with foreign education:

  1. It is requires 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).

Applicants will be evaluated on the following:

  1. Cumulative Master's GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0 scale)
  2. GRE Scores *Required* (no more that 5 years old)
  3. Acceptable interview with admission committee
  4. Substantive personal essay statement
  5. Two letters of recommendations