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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:

  • 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;
  • Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections completed within the last five years. Official copies of GRE scores must be submitted before a final admission decision will be made;
    *Due to the coronavirus pandemic, GRE offerings have been affected. For the Fall 2021 admissions cycle, the GRE is optional. GRE scores may continue to be utilized in fellowship and scholarship decisions. Applicants are encouraged to submit GRE scores if available.
  • 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.