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:

  • Prior degrees Applicants for the post-baccalaureate option must have a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a CCNE or ACEN accredited program. Applicants for the post-master’s option must have a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program. Applicants who have a master’s degree in a field other than nursing may also be considered for admission to the post-master’s option but may have to complete additional course work based on prior educational background.
  • 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.