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18 Characteristics of UT Tyler Doctoral Programs



How to Apply: Domestic Students

UT Tyler offers an online Ph.D. in Nursing. This online nursing program prepares nurse leaders for careers in education and research and includes emphases in health priorities that have applicability nationally and internationally.

We also offer a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development. This program is designed to prepare researchers and practitioner leaders for a rapidly changing and culturally diverse global workforce.

Applicants for admission to doctoral studies at UT Tyler must hold a baccalaureate and a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution, complete an application for the doctoral program, and submit official GRE scores and official transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate and a master's. UT Tyler transcripts are available from the Registrar's Office and need not be forwarded by the applicant.

There is no paper application. Applicants apply only through The Graduate School website, which requires that you have an email address.

Incomplete applications will not be acted on. Typical items omitted that result in no action include: no e-mail address, failure to list all post-secondary schools attended, failure to report a self-reported GPA, failure to indicate the graduate program applying for.

In addition to program admission requirements, 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, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, first generation of family to graduate from an undergraduate program, and involvement and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, or family responsibility of raising children.

Because some programs accept only a limited number of students or do not have the faculty or facilities to accommodate a student's particular area of study, some applicants who exceed minimum requirements may not be accepted.

Application Deadline

Applications for the doctoral Nursing program must be submitted no later than March 1.

Applications for the doctoral HRD program must be submitted no later than March 1.

Please note: if you are seeking financial assistance such as a fellowship or teaching/research assistantship, you must apply no later than Feb. 1 for the fall semester. Some programs have earlier deadlines.

Transfer Credit

Up to 20% of the total hours required for the doctoral degree may be transferred from a regionally-accredited institution if approved by the degree-granting program. Transferred hours may not be more than six years old at the time of admission and must be courses beyond the master's degree.

Some programs accept fewer transfer hours. Applicants should refer to the catalog for the requirements of the proposed degree.

Financial Assistance

For information on graduate student financial assistance options, including tuition waivers and fellowships, please visit the Graduate Student Financial Aid website and the External Graduate Fellowships, Stipends, and Grants website.

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