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Nursing PhD Admissions Requirements

The following requirements/materials are needed for a complete application. Admissions decisions will be made after each deadline, following a faculty review. All materials submitted become the property of the University of Colorado College of Nursing.​

Applications are submitted through Nursing’s Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS).

Application Requirements

3.0 Undergraduate GPA and/or 3.5 Graduate GPA
Complete Application Before Deadline
Application Fee
Technical Standards
Bachelor of Science or Higher in Nursing
Completion of graduate-level statistics and theory courses with a minimum grade of B (3.0)
Scholarly Paper Focused on Nursing
Essay Responses
Four Letters of Reference (Two from PhDs Preferred)
Applicant Interview

​Additional Requirements

English Language Proficiency
International Student Admissions
GRE Scores for Non-Graduate Degree Holders