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College of Nursing


Students applying to the Ph.D. program must meet university requirements as described under “Graduate Education” in the academic programs catalog, as well as the following:

  • Possess a current, unrestricted professional nursing license in Michigan or home jurisdiction;
  • Submit a university application for graduate admission, which includes personal and academic statements;
  • Hold a 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);
  • Have a grade-point average of at least 3.0 for all previous academic work;
  • Provide three references from academic or employment sources;
  • Submit a curriculum vitae;
  • Provide a statement of nursing research goals;
  • Provide evidence of completion of a graduate level statistics course with a grade of 3.0 or better within the last five years;
  • Complete an English language proficiency test if applying as an international student whose native language is not Enlgish. Acceptable test include: TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, MSUELT, PTE A (Pearson);
  • Provide proof of U.S. bachelor's or master's degree equivalency (refer to the Graduate School's website for specific international transcrpt requirements) if applying as an international student.