DNP to PhD Program

Admission Criteria

  • DNP degree from an approved, accredited school
  • Graduate grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of the University Application for the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Program
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended
  • Three professional recommendations (including two from nurses with doctoral degrees)
  • An example of scholarly writing (thesis, article, paper)
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Resume
  • Interview
  • GRE general test is recommended but not required
  • International applicants must meet additional requirements for admission

The priority application deadline is February 1 for Fall Entrance. All materials must be received by the priority deadline to receive priority consideration.

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Contact Information

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4548