Academics & Admissions

Application Deadline

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Fall deadline

March 1
for fall admission

Program Eligibility

a. Post-BSN to PhD pathway

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited nursing program.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale from an accredited Bachelor of Science Nursing Program
  • The ability to demonstrate professional interests and future contributions to nursing science through the completion of three essays focused on your background, qualifications for the program, and research interests.
  • Proof of English language proficiency if your native language is not English.
  • Current RN license
  • In-person or virtual interview
  • The GRE is not required for admission to our PhD program
  • A previous statistics course in the past five years is desired but not required

b. For the Post-MS/DNP to PhD pathway

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing and one of the following: DNP, Master of Science in Nursing, Masters in a related field
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale from all previous post-secondary academic programs
  • The ability to demonstrate professional interests and future contributions to nursing science through the completion of three essays focused on your background/qualifications, PhD program interest and goals, and research interests.
  • Proof of English language proficiency if your native language is not English.
  • Current RN license
  • In-person or virtual interview
  • The GRE is not required for admission to our program
  • A previous statistics course in the past five years is desired but not required

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all previous post-secondary academic programs and coursework
  • Completion of three essays
  • CV/resume
  • Three letters of reference, preferably two of which are from PhD-prepared individuals
  • Official TOEFL scores if English is not your native language
  • Proof of RN licensure

If you are an international student, learn more about your application process here.

Supporting Documents

Mail your official transcripts to:

Graduate and Professional Admissions
56 Bevier Road, Annex 1
Piscataway, NJ 08854
They can also be sent electronically (by the institution) to:
e-transcripts@gradadm.rutgers.edu

Tuition and Fees

The Tuition and Fees are posted on the Student Accounting web page (Under Graduate-Nursing)

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