There are two pathways to the PhD in Nursing:  BS to PhD and the Masters to PhD and  Masters to PhD option is open to nurses and non-nurses.   Completed Applications are due by March 15th.  Applicants must submit a completed application to Nursing CAS by the deadline date to be considered for admission.  Application status emails will be sent to the email provided on the application via Nursing CAS.

Admission Criteria

  • Applicant must have a master's degree in nursing or related health field (for post-master's option) or be a registered nurse with a BS degree (for the BS to PhD option)
  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher

Requirements for Admission PhD Program

  • Completed Application submitted to Nursing CAS refer to Nursing CAS Instructions for admission requirements.
  • Complete Graduate School of Nursing checklist, submit directly to the Graduate School of Nursing. (PRINT CHECKLIST)
  • A notarized proof of residency (all applicants, both Massachusetts Residents and non-residents, must submit) (PRINT FORM)


  • College Level Statistics Course

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Application Deadline March 15th

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