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Individuals seeking admission to the doctoral program must meet the following requirements.
Ph.D. in Nursing students may be admitted two times during the academic year. The application deadline for fall admission is June 1; the spring admission deadline is October 1. If the application deadline is on a weekend, then the application deadline is on the first business day of the month.
Applications are available online beginning July 1, one year prior to the year of admission. Applications received less than two weeks prior to the deadline cannot be assured of adequate time for notification of any missing or incomplete documents. Download the Doctoral Quick-Start Guide (.pdf)Download the Additional Instructions for PhD applicants (.pdf)For more information about admissions, click here.
Applicants, whose native language is not English and/or who have completed their tertiary education primarily outside of the USA, must submit official scores of the TOEFL, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE-A) as evidence of English language proficiency.
TOEFL — Internet-Based Test (IBT)79 or higher
550 or higher
6.5 overall band score of higher
PTE-A 53 or higher
However, this requirement may be waived for students who are currently enrolled at a college or university in the United States and/or who demonstrate a proficiency in written and spoken English following a personal interview. Admission of a student to a graduate program must be approved by the program director and by the dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences. No individual may enroll in graduate-level courses without proper approval and notification from the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences.
International applicants must have transcripts evaluated in a course-by-course report from World Education Services (WES) at http://www.wes.org/index.asp. Prerequisites are required by certain programs, and these may be determined by contacting the specific program to which the applicant desires admission.
Applicants are required to have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within five years of the Ph.D. admission application deadline. For more information about the GRE, visit http://www.ets.org/gre or call (609) 771-7670.
More information about the GRE can be found on the following websites:
If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Student Records and Registrar at (601) 984-1084.
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