Special Admission Requirements

  • Applicants should have a master’s degree in nursing, or the equivalent, or a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree. A grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for graduate work is preferred.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must present evidence of completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which is administered by ETS, or the International Testing System (IELTS). The TOEFL or IELTS, if required, should be taken as early as possible to ensure that official scores are released and received no later than the stated deadline of the program for which the student is applying.
  • Applicants who received or will receive an undergraduate degree from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction for at least three years of the program are exempt from the English Language Test requirement.
  • Previous course work in statistics within the past five years with a minimum grade of High Pass, B, 3.0, or equivalent.
  • Completion of a graduate-level research methods course within the past five years with a grade of at least High Pass, B, 3.0, or equivalent.
  • Admission essay as described in the online application.
  • References from three individuals, one of whom must be doctorally prepared, that address the student’s aptitude for doctoral study.
  • Sample of written work (e.g., published article, thesis, literature review) and a curriculum vitae are required.

Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview with a member of the doctoral faculty.