- Earned or in the process of completing a BS in Nursing from an AACN, CCNE or NLN accredited institution; the University of Michigan School of Nursing considers post-baccalaureate and post-masters applicants for admission consideration, the MS in Nursing is not required for admission consideration to the PhD program. Note: Successful completion of the BS in nursing must occur prior to the term of application.
- Minimum 'B' average in all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework (this includes all courses taken to satisfy the degree requirements for a BS in nursing). An overall B average in all coursework is equivalent to a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (U.S. grading scale).
- Proof of current active RN licensure in at least one state or jurisdiction; or proof of pending licensure in at least one state or jurisdiction. If offered admission, the RN license must be obtained prior to the first term of enrollment in the PhD program.
- Academic Statement of Purpose
- Personal Statement
- Official Post-Secondary Transcripts
- Resume or Curricula Vitae
- One Solely Authored Scholarly Paper
- Official score report sent directly to University of Michigan from ETS (GRE code: 1839).
- Original score reports sent to the applicant and submitted as part of their application
- Scores listed on official transcripts by a college or university
- Memo, secured by the applicant, presented on another school's letterhead stating that a GRE score report was submitted directly to that college or university by ETS on a specified date, that the original score report is being maintained by that college or university, and that a photocopy of the original score report is attached; this correspondence must be signed by an official at the school (e.g. program director, registrar, Dean)
International Applicant Additional Requirements
- Transcripts and Evaluations
- English Proficiency
Scholarships administered by the U-M Rackham Graduate School are available to international PhD students. Learn about these merit-based opportunities by visiting Rackham.
- Other Important Information
The University of Michigan requires evidence of full financial support before they will issue the documentation necessary for admitted students to apply for an International Travel visa. Therefore, prospective international students should carefully investigate financial aid opportunities during the application process. For more information on obtaining a visa and other details specific to international students, visit the International Center.
- $75 for U.S. applicants
- $90 for international applicants