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UT Tyler School of Nursing

Apply to the School of Nursing Graduate Programs

Application Deadlines

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner - Feb. 15 (Fall), Sept. 15 (Spring)
MSN Education - March 15 (Fall), Oct. 15 (Spring)
MSN Administration - March 15 (Fall), Oct. 15 (Spring)
Dual MSN Administration/MBA - March 15 (Fall), Oct. 15 (Spring)
PhD – March 1 (Summer)
Post Master's Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner - Feb. 15 (Fall), Sept. 15 (Spring)
Post Master's Certificate Administration – March 15 (Fall), Oct. 15 (Spring)
Post Master's Certificate Education – March 15 (Summer), Oct. 15 (Spring)
Executive Nursing Informatics Certificate – Aug. 15 (Fall)

STEP 1

APPLY TO THE UNIVERSITY

All applicants must apply to the University prior to applying to the nursing program. Go to uttyler.edu/graduate/ to complete the application.

*Dual MSN/MBA applicants must complete two applications. You will need to apply to the MSN Administration program through the School of Nursing and to the MBA program through the College of Business*

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 from 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 should 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.

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. 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.

Post Master's FNP, Administration, and Education Applicants: Official transcripts showing master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution. 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.

Executive Nursing Informatics Certificate Applicants: Official transcripts showing a baccalaureate OR master's degree in nursing from regionally accredited institutions. 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.

STEP 3

SUBMIT NURSING DOCUMENTS

MSN Applicants

PhD Applicants

  • To be submitted via link Nursing Application Page
    • Two-page essay or YouTube video (requirements provided via link above)
    • Curriculum vitae - download our sample template
    • Show proof of current license to practice professional nursing. (NP students are required to complete all clinical hours in Texas).
  • Statistics Course Grade (if taken at a community college, ensure that you have requested for an official transcript to be sent to the University)
  • Satisfactory references from three professional and/or academic colleagues (provide reference with the following link Reference Form. Once reference submits form, you will be sent a confirmation email).
  • Official GRE scores (if applicable; scores must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions ADM 345). 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. Even if exempt, the GRE requirement will remain on your to-do list until your application is complete.
  • To be submitted via link Nursing Application Page
    • A 3-5 page paper linking professional goals and research interests to health issues emphasized in this program
    • Curriculum vitae - download our sample template
    • Show proof of current license to practice professional nursing.
  • Satisfactory references from three professional and/or academic colleagues (provide reference with the following link Reference Form. Once reference submits form, you will be sent a confirmation email).
  • Official GRE scores taken within the past five years (scores must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions ADM 345)

 

Post Cert FNP Applicants

Post Cert Administration & Education

  • To be submitted via link Nursing Application Page
    • Two-page essay or YouTube video (requirements provided via link above)
    • Curriculum vitae - download our sample template
    • Show proof of current license to practice professional nursing. (NP students are required to complete all clinical hours in Texas).
  • Satisfactory references from three professional and/or academic colleagues (provide reference with the following link Reference Form. Once reference submits form, you will be sent a confirmation email).
  • To be submitted via link Nursing Application Page
    • Curriculum vitae - download our sample template
    • Show proof of current license to practice professional nursing
  • Satisfactory references from three professional and/or academic colleagues (provide reference with the following link Reference Form. Once reference submits form, you will be sent a confirmation email).

 

In addition to the general graduate admission requirements of the university, students applying for admission are expected to fulfill the following requirements by the stated School of Nursing deadlines.

MSN APPLICANTS - MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold or obtain a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from college or university approved by a recognized national accrediting body before the first day of classes for which the applicant is applying.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.2 on 4.0 scale on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Complete an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.
  • A current license to practice professional nursing in the state(s) where clinical practicum will occur.

PHD APPLICANTS - MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold or obtain a baccalaureate or master's degree in nursing from a college or university approved by a recognized national accrediting body before the first day of classes for which the applicant is applying.
  • 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 the above criteria.
  • 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.

POST MASTER'S CERTIFICATE APPLICANTS - MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold or obtain a master's degree in nursing from college or university approved by a recognized national accrediting body before the first day of classes for which the applicant is applying.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale of graduate work.
  • A current license to practice professional nursing in the state(s) where clinical practicum will occur.

EXECUTIVE NURSING INFORMATICS APPLICANTS - MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS

  • Hold or obtain a baccalaureate or master's degree in nursing from a college or university approved by a recognized national accrediting body before the first day of classes for which the applicant is applying.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale on previous academic coursework.
  • A current license to practice professional nursing.
  • Experience in the field of healthcare informatics
  • Program Website

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.

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: MSN 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.
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