UT Tyler PhD in Nursing

Admission Process

Application Deadlines

PhD – March 1 (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)

*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

PhD Applicants

  • Submit official transcripts showing BSN or Master’s Degree in Nursing from accredited institution (do not submit community or junior college transcripts)
  • Submit official GRE scores (must be within the last 5 years)
  • UT Tyler graduates do not to forward transcripts from the Registrar’s Office

 

STEP 3

Submit Required Documents for School of Nursing

PhD Applicants

Required documents include essay, current nursing license, official GRE scores, and three professional or academic references. Submit documentation using this link: SON PhD Application and Documentation

Essay

  • 2 – 4 page essay, double spaced using a 12 point font addressing specific criteria.
  • Find criteria for essay by selecting PhD in Nursing Program within the SON PhD Application.

Current License

  • Provide state of licensure and license number within the application

GRE

  • Official scores must have been earned within the past five years
  • Send scores to Office of Graduate Admissions, STE 345
  • Applicants with a previously earned doctorate or those transferring from an accredited PhD in Nursing Program may be exempt from taking the GRE

References

  • Three professional or academic references required
  • Use this link: Reference Form
  • Once the reference link is completed, you will be sent a confirmation email