BSN to PhD Program

Admission Criteria

  • BSN degree from an approved, accredited college or university
  • Unencumbered, active California RN license
  • One year of clinical experience preferred
  • 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 attended
    (An official evaluation by World Education Services ( is required for all international transcripts.)
  • Three professional recommendations (including two from nurses who hold the PhD degree)
  • An example of scholarly writing (thesis, article, paper)
  • Resume/CV
  • Interview (qualified applicants will be contacted to interview based on initial review of their application)
  • International applicants must meet additional requirements for admission

The priority application deadline is December 15 for fall admission. All materials must be received by the priority deadline to receive priority consideration.

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