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Apply to the College of Nursing Graduate Programs

Application Deadlines

Nurse Practitioner - Feb. 15 (Fall), Sept. 15 (Spring)
MSN Education, Administration, MSN/MBA - March 15 (Fall), Oct. 15 (Spring)
PhD – March 1 (Summer)

STEP 1 - Apply to the University

All applicants must apply to the University prior to applying to the nursing program. Go to The Graduate School to complete the Apply Texas application.

How much does it cost to apply?

$40 for domestic students; $75 for international students. The fee is non-refundable and must be paid before your application will be processed. Credit card payments must be made at the time of application by Visa or MasterCard only.

STEP 2 - Submit official transcripts

MSN Domestic Applicants: An official transcript showing a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited institution. Official copies should be sent directly from your previous institution to UT Tyler. UT Tyler transcripts are available to the Registrar's Office and need not be forwarded by the applicant.

If your BSN transcript does not contain at least 60 credit hours of coursework, you will need to submit community or junior college transcripts directly to the Graduate Nursing Department.

Official copies be sent directly to us from your previous institution. If you are mailing official copies to us, the address is:

Office of Graduate Admissions ADM 345
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler TX 75799

MSN International Applicants: Official transcript showing a four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing or its U.S. equivalent from an accredited institution of higher learning and official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions, TOEFL scores, entrance exams scores (GRE or GMAT for MBA), and evidence of financial support (Affidavit of Support) to:

Office of Graduate Admissions ADM 345
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler TX 75799

For details and a list of forms visit the International Students page.

Post Master's Certification Applicants: Official transcripts showing master's degree in nursing from regionally accredited institutions. You do not need to submit community or junior college transcripts.

Doctoral Applicants: Official transcripts showing a baccalaureate or master's degree in nursing from regionally accredited institutions. With the application, you will submit official GRE scores and official transcripts of all university level work. You do not need to submit community or junior college transcripts. UT Tyler transcripts are available from the Registrar's Office and need not be forwarded by the applicant. View the details here.

STEP 3 - Complete online NursingCAS application

Starting on October 15, 2014 you will have the opportunity to apply to the either the MSN or PhD program at The University of Texas at Tyler through NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing.

How much does it cost to apply?

For graduate level degree programs, you will be charged $65 for the first degree selected and $35 for each additional degree selected

Documents needed for submission

MSN Applicants

  • Satisfactory references from three professional and/or academic colleagues.
  • Two-page essay or YouTube video (requirements provided on NursingCAS website)
  • Curriculum vitae - download our template
  • Show proof of current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state(s) where clinical practicum will occur (NP students are required to complete all clinical hours in Texas) .
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statistics Course Grade
  • Official GRE scores (if applicable). The GRE is waived for applicants with a grade point average of 3.2 or above for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate course work. The GRE requirement will remain on your to-do list until your GPA is calculated by CAS. (RN-MSN students are required to take the GRE)

PhD Applicants

  • Satisfactory references from three professional and/or academic colleagues.
  • A 3-5 page paper linking professional goals and research interests to health issues emphasized in this program
  • Curriculum vitae - download our template
  • A current license to practice professional nursing.
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Official GRE scores taken within the past five years

In addition to the general graduate admission requirements of the university, students applying for admission to the MSN and PhD programs are expected to fulfill the following requirements by the stated College of Nursing deadlines.

MSN Applicants - Meet these requirements

  • Hold a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college; RN-MSN applicants must hold either an associate degree in nursing or diploma in nursing.
  • Minimum 3.0 grade-point average on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Complete an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.
  • A current license as a Registered Nurse in the state(s) where clinical practicum will occur.

MSN International students – Meet these requirements

Applicants from countries other than the United States must also meet the admission requirements for international students seeking a graduate degree as listed in the university catalog.

Students must demonstrate proficiency in the use of the English language. If a student's verbal score on the admission examination is below an acceptable minimum, the student must pass an English proficiency test during the first semester in the program.

A foreign student must score a minimum of 80 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT and have a minimum raw score of 20 on each of the four sections of the examination.

Only the TOEFL examination given by the Educational Testing Service is acceptable.

PhD Applicants - Meet these requirements

  • A baccalaureate or master's degree in nursing from a college or university approved by a recognized national accrediting body.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale on previous academic coursework.
  • Submission of satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the past five years.
  • A current license to practice professional nursing.
  • International applicants will be evaluated for equivalency on criteria 1 - 4.
  • International students must score a minimum of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 79 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). For more information on International applications, please refer to the UT Tyler catalog.

For all programs, consideration for admission is also given to one or more of the following:

  • The applicant's demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study.
  • Socioeconomic background.
  • The involvement and level or responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service.
  • First generation of family to graduate from an undergraduate program.
  • Family responsibility or raising children.
  • Multilingual proficiency.
  • Geographic region of residence.

Levels of Admissions:

  • Full Acceptance Status: Applicants who have met all admission requirements.
  • Conditional Acceptance Status: Applicants who have met some but not all of the requirements listed above may be accepted into the graduate program on a conditional basis following review by the Graduate Studies Committee. After the successful completion of designated coursework from the student's degree plan, full acceptance status will be granted.

What is NursingCAS?
NursingCAS is the nations' only online application service for individuals applying to nursing programs offered at all levels. The service helps to streamline the application process while providing guidance, updates, and supports to applicants every step of the way. On NursingCAS you will be able view our program details, requirements, deadlines, tracks offered and other important information.

What are the benefits of applying through NursingCAS?
NursingCAS allows applicants to use a single online resource to research and apply to any nursing programs at participating schools nationwide. It is a convenient and cost effective option, as applicants only need to complete one, online application and send one set of supporting materials, which cuts down on the repetitive nature of the process and data entry. You can sign up to receive emails from schools about new programs, upcoming deadlines, and available seats. There is also a customer service team available to help you, and you can check your status online or on your smartphone 24/7 to track your application.

When can I start my application on NursingCAS?
Applicants may create an account on NursingCAS and start their application beginning October 15, 2014. Note that applicants are charged a fee to use NursingCAS. For undergraduate level degree programs, you will be charged $45 for the first degree selected and $30 for each additional degree selected. For graduate level degree programs, you will be charged $65 for the first degree selected and $35 for each additional degree selected.

Who should I contact with questions about NursingCAS once I start my application?
NursingCAS has a dedicated customer service team available to applicants. Contact customer service for any questions or concerns including inquires about application status, verification, receipt of supporting materials, how to complete the application, upload documents, or submit reference requests.

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