DNP Admission Criteria

  • Graduate of an accredited MSN program or within 6 months of graduation
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 2 letters of reference
  • A proposed DNP clinical project that matches faculty expertise
  • Graduate level general statistics course (within 5 years)
  • Interview by invitation
  • Currently practicing in an advanced practice role
  • Current advanced practice nursing recognition in Missouri or eligible for recognition as an advanced practice nurse in Missouri

PhD Admission Criteria

  • BSN to PhD program - graduation from a nationally accredited baccalaureate program with 3.2 minimum GPA (4.0) scale. MSN to PhD program - graduation from a nationally accredited master’s program with 3.5 minimum GPA (4.0) scale.
  • Satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Two letters of reference
  • Original writing sample on professional goals and research interests
  • Interview by invitation