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DNP Early-Entry

DNP Early-Entry Application Instructions

Application availability and deadline

Admission to the post-master’s DNP Early-Entry program can occur after completion of all first-semester MSN coursework. The application deadline for students who have completed their first semester of MSN coursework is Feb. 15. New applications are available beginning July 1 each year.

How to apply

  • The School of Nursing will send eligible applicants the DNP Early-Entry program application, as well as instructions for completing the application.
  • A complete application;
  • Official GRE scores and transcripts from every college attended, submitted to the Office of Student Records and Registrar;
  • Preadmission interview with UMMC DNP faculty;
  • A nonrefundable $25 application fee paid by credit card or by check, made payable to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
  • Letters of reference from three individuals sent directly to the Office of Student Records and Registrar.

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 Student Records and Registrar.
    • Office of Student and Registrar
      University of Mississippi Medical Center
      2500 N. State St.
      Jackson, MS 39216-4505
  • Facsimile documents will not be accepted.
  • Transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Student Records and Registrar at the end of each semester until all prerequisite requirements are completed.
  • Report any name, address or phone number change to the Office of Student Records and Registrar.
  • 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 Student Records and Registrar 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.