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UT Tyler School of Nursing

Apply to the School of Nursing Graduate Programs

Application Deadlines

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner - Feb. 1 (Fall), Sept. 1 (Spring)
MSN Education - March 15 (Fall), Sept. 10 (Spring)
MSN Administration - March 15 (Fall), Sept. 10 (Spring)
Dual MSN Administration/MBA - March 15 (Fall), Sept. 10 (Spring)
PhD - March 1 (Spring) Apply Here
DNP – March 1 (Summer)
Post Bachelor's Nursing Informatics, Quality & Safety Certificate – Rolling application (Fall & Spring)
Post Master's Certificate Family Nurse Practitioner - Feb. 1 (Fall), Sept. 1 (Spring)
Post Master's Certificate Administration – March 15 (Fall), Sept. 10 (Spring)
Post Master's Certificate Education – March 15 (Summer), Sept. 10 (Spring)

*Admission decisions for the Administration and Education programs will be rendered by April 20 (Fall) or Nov. 20 (Spring)
*Admission decisions for the Family Nurse Practitioner programs will be rendered by March 10 (Fall) or Oct. 10 (Spring)

Applicants who are offered acceptance into a graduate nursing program will pay a non-refundable seat deposit of $200.00 by the date indicated in the acceptance letter. Failure to pay the deposit will result in forfeiture of the acceptance. The $200.00 is applied toward the first semester tuition. Applicants who accept an offer of admission but later decide not to attend will forfeit the seat deposit.

STEP 1

Apply to the University

All applicants must apply to the university prior to applying to the nursing program. Go to The Graduate School to complete the application.

*Current or previous UT Tyler students must complete a new application if applying for a higher level of degree (i.e.,  BSN to MSN, MSN to PhD, MSN to DNP, MSN to Post Master’s Certificate)

*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

*If you are an on-line, out of state applicant, please be aware of reciprocity agreements that may impact clinical hours: State Authorization

How Much Does it Cost to Apply?

$50 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.

All UT Tyler alumni will have the fees waived. Please select the 'Pay by Check' option and once your application is processed the fee will be waived. Please do NOT send a check, as no refunds can be given.  

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 STE 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 STE 345
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler TX 75799

For details and a list of forms visit the International Students page.

DNP Applicants: Official transcripts showing a master's degree in nursing or a bachelor's degree in nursing plus a master's degree in another discipline 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. GRE scores, while not required, may be requested by the Admissions Committee.

Post Bachelor's Nursing Informatics, Quality & Safety Applicants: Official transcripts showing bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution. You do not need to submit community college transcripts. UT Tyler transcripts are available from the Registrar’s Office and need not be forwarded by the applicant.

Post Master’s Administration, Education, and FNP Applicants: Official transcripts showing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from a regionally accredited institution. You do not need to submit community college transcripts. UT Tyler transcripts are available from the Registrar’s Office and need not be forwarded by the applicant.

Transfer Students: Must submit an official letter of good standing from your previous institution’s Nursing Department stating you are in good standing and eligible to return to their program. To review individual transfer course eligibility, you must also submit course syllabi from time of enrollment. The maximum allowed transfer credit hours is nine, subject to review for equivalency. Submit both the letter of eligibility and any syllabi to nursing-graduate@uttyler.edu with the subject line “Transfer Student Application Documents.”

STEP 3

Submit Nursing Documents

MSN Applicants

  • To be submitted via link Nursing Application Page
  • Submit either a two-page essay or video describing reasons for seeking a particular MSN degree and plans for the future. NOTE: Applicants to the FNP program must submit BOTH the essay and the video as detailed on the application page.
  • Show proof of current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state(s) where clinical practicum will occur
  • Complete an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of “C" or better
  • Submit three professional and/or academic references - (provide reference with the following link Reference Form. Once reference submits form, you will be sent a confirmation email).
  • Submit transcripts verifying a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 for the last 60 semester credit hours of undergraduate work. Students who do not meet the GPA requirement for full admission may be granted Conditional admission based on satisfactory scores on the verbal/quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in combination with GPA for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work.
  • 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.

DNP Applicants

  • To be submitted via link Nursing Application Page
  • A master's degree from a college or university approved by a recognized regional accrediting body
  • A 3-5 page paper linking professional goals to an evidence-based approach to healthcare issues emphasized in this program
  • Show proof of current license to practice professional nursing.
  • Three academic and/or professional letters of reference - (provide reference with the following link: Reference Form. Once reference submits form, you will be sent a confirmation email).
  • International students must meet the standards for proficiency in English described in the International Graduate Student Admissions section of the  catalog

Post Bachelor's Nursing Informatics, Quality & Safety

  • To be submitted via link Nursing Application Page
  • A Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited college. (An exception is made for applicants to the Nursing Informatics certificate who are required to have a Baccalaureate in Nursing or higher degree.)
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state where practicum will occur. (Nursing Informatics certificate applicants do not participate in a practicum; therefore a current license as a Registered Nurse in any state is acceptable.)
  • Three academic and/or professional references (provide reference with the following link: Reference FormOnce reference submits form, you will be sent a confirmation email).

Post Cert FNP Applicants

  • To be submitted via link Nursing Application Page
  • A Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited college.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state where practicum will occur. (Nursing Informatics certificate applicants do not participate in a practicum; therefore a current license as a Registered Nurse in any state is acceptable.)
  • Three academic and/or professional references (provide reference with the following link: Reference Form. Once reference submits form, you will be sent a confirmation email).
  • Submit a two-page essay AND a video following the application page instructions.

Post Cert Administration & Education

  • To be submitted via link Nursing Application Page
  • A Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited college.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state where practicum will occur. (Nursing Informatics certificate applicants do not participate in a practicum; therefore a current license as a Registered Nurse in any state is acceptable.)
  • Three academic and/or professional references (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 a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a nationally accredited College
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 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.

DNP Applicants– Meet These Requirements

  • Hold or obtain a master's degree 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 current license to practice professional nursing.

Post Master's Cert 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 current license to practice professional nursing in the state(s) where clinical practicum will occur.

Post Bachelor's Nursing Informatics, Quality & Safety 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 current license to practice professional nursing.

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.

Evidence of English proficiency must be submitted before admission will be granted. Applicants whose primary language is not English (the undergraduate degree is from a foreign institution) must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson Test of English (PTE), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score requirements are as follows:

a. 79 TOEFL iBT (internet-based test)

b. 550 TOEFL PBT (paper-based test)

c. 53 PTE

d. 6.5 overall band score and 6.0 in each subsection IELTS

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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