Admission Requirements

Admission is based on the applicant’s academic background, research interests, and availability of suitable faculty expertise for mentorship. The following minimum admission criteria must be met for full consideration for admission into the post-baccalaureate or the post-master’s PhD programs:

  • Students applying to the post-baccalaureate option must have a BSN from a CCNE-  or NLN-accredited program or a baccalaureate degree in another field plus an RN license.
  • Students applying to the post-master’s option must have either a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program or a BSN from a CCNE-  or NLN-accredited program and a master’s degree in a field other than nursing.
  • All students must have a valid license to practice professional nursing in at least one jurisdiction.
  • GRE scores must be submitted by applicants with less than a cumulative 3.25/4.00 GPA in their baccalaureate (or higher) degree. Scores must be submitted by the application deadline. Cumulative GPAs are pulled directly from the transcripts submitted.