In addition to the general requirements for admission to doctoral study at The University of Texas at Tyler, the following criteria must be met for entry into the program:
- 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 - 5.
- 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.
- A 3-5 page paper linking professional goals and research interests to health issues emphasized in this program.
- Three academic and/or professional letters of reference.
Consideration for admission to the PhD in Nursing program at UT Tyler will also be given to one or more of the following:
- The applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study
- Socioeconomic background
- First generation college graduate
- Multilingual proficiency
- Geographic region of residence
- Level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community, service, and family responsibilities.