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PhD Admission Requirements

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Admission Requirements


  • A master’s degree from an accredited program (a baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited program if you are interested in the bacc-PhD program)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher in the master’s program
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants from countries where English is not the primary language
  • Official transcripts from all previous college work


  • Proof of registered nurse (RN) licensure
    NOTE: We will make special accommodations for international students
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé

Scholarly Work and Research Goal Statement

  • Submission of scholarly work – see Steps to Apply page for more info.
  • Submission of a “Program Intent and Goals Statement” – see Steps to Apply page for more info.


  • 3 letters of reference
  • Successful completion of an admissions phone interview

Additional Admission Requirements

For a complete list of nursing requirements for newly admitted students, visit our Admitted Students section.

Pre-Admission Information




Rychelle Wagner
Rychelle Wagner
Academic Coordinator
509-324-7445                                                SNURS 127

Washington State University