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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:

  • Application: Submit a university application for graduate admission (fee for domestic applicants $65, $75 for international), which includes personal and academic statements (international applicants, see here);
  • CV: Submit a curriculum vitae;
  • Degree(s): 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);
  • Essay, interview and statement: Applicants must complete an essay and statement of research goals, as well as interview with faculty;
  • GPA: Have a grade-point average of at least 3.0 for all previous academic work;
  • Language test: 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)
  • License: Possess a current, unrestricted professional nursing license in Michigan or home jurisdiction;
  • Prerequisites: Provide evidence of completion of a graduate level statistics course with a grade of 3.0 or better within the last five years;​​​​​​​
  • References: Provide three references from academic or employment sources