Students applying to the PhD program must meet University requirements as described under Graduate Education in the academic programs catalog, as well as the following:
- Submission of a University application for graduate admission, which includes personal and academic statements;
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections completed within the last five years;
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing (admission to the program without a master’s degree in nursing may require additional coursework as specified by the College of Nursing);
- Grade-point average of at least 3.0 for all previous academic work;
- Three references from academic or employment sources;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Statement of nursing research goals;
- Completion of a graduate level statistics course with a grade of 3.0 or better within the last five years;
- International applicants whose academic language is not English must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as a condition for regular admission to Michigan State University;
- International students must provide proof of U.S. bachelor’s or master’s degree equivalency (refer to the Graduate School's website for specific international transcript requirements).
Application Cycle and Review:
- The PhD program enrolls for a fall semester start each year.
- Admission applications are available in September for the following fall.
- Early Application Deadline – December 1 of each year.
- Individuals planning to apply for fellowships will have an increased opportunity if applying by December 1.
- Accepting applications until the class is full. Students must apply by April 1 for full consideration.
Those with complete materials and meeting minimum requirements may be invited for an interview with faculty.