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DNP Application Instructions

Application availability and deadline

Applications are reviewed once each year for the DNP program, for both the post-baccalaureate and post-master’s points of entry. The application deadline is March 31, and students, who submit their applications during this time, will be notified shortly thereafter of their acceptance. The program begins in August each year.

**Starting in the the Summer of 2021, we will be admitting Post-MSN DNP students each semester. For fall admission the deadline is March 31, for spring admission it is October 15 and for summer admission the deadline is February 15.**

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.

How to apply

For a step-by-step guide to the doctoral program application process, download the Graduate Quick-Start Guide.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications in March 31 and should include the following:

  • A complete application;
  • A nonrefundable $25 application fee paid by credit card or by check, made payable to the University of Mississippi Medical Center;
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, submitted to the Office of Enrollment Management;
  • Three letters of reference;
  • Curriculum vitae or professional résumé.

Additional information for applicants

  • All transcripts become the property of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another school or individual. Transcripts must be sent directly by the school to the Office of Enrollment Management.
    • Office of Enrollment Management
      University of Mississippi Medical Center
      2500 N. State St.
      Jackson, MS 39216-4505

  • Facsimile documents will not be accepted.
  • Report any name, address or phone number change to the Office of Enrollment Management.
  • Do not send application materials to the School of Nursing.
  • All grades, including failing grades and grades on repeat courses, are used to calculate preadmission grade point averages.
  • The applicant is responsible for notifying the Office of Enrollment Management of all changes to the plan of study.
  • Out-of-state tuition charges apply for all applicants that live outside the state of Mississippi.

For more information

If you have questions regarding the program or application process, please call (601) 815-0124 or (601) 984-1080.