Admission Criteria

Apply for the BSN to PhD Program.

  • A BSN degree from an approved, accredited college or university
  • An unencumbered, active California RN license
  • One year of clinical experience is preferred
  • A basic statistics course
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 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 you've attended; any international transcripts need to be officially evaluated by World Education Services (
  • Three professional recommendations (including two from nurses who hold the PhD degree)
  • An example of scholarly writing (a thesis, article, or paper)
  • Your resume/CV
  • An interview (qualified applicants will be contacted to interview based on initial review of their application)
  • International applicants must meet additional requirements for admission

Deadline: December 15

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