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- Completion of a bachelor's or higher degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program or equivalent nursing preparation.
- A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.00 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (Based on A=4.00).
- A cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in graduate course work.
- Graduate Record Examination or Miller's Analogy Test scores (taken within the past 5 years)
- Completion of a statistics course.
- A one to two page paper stating the applicant's research interests and professional goals.
- Evidence of current, unencumbered licensure to practice as a registered nurse.
- Three professional letters of recommendation.
- A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on paper based test or 213 on computer based test for all applicants whose native language is not English.
- An interview will be required for applicants meeting the admission requirements.
- Submit to and satisfactorily complete a background check immediately following admission and prior to beginning any coursework.
Applications from prospective students are dueÂ by February 1st for fall admission of each calendar year for preference in admission. Interviews will be conducted during the spring semester for admission in the subsequent academic year. Students may enroll in graduate course work prior to formal admission to the graduate program by applying to the Graduate School as a "non-degree seeking student". A maximum of nine credits may be taken during the application process.