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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

How to Apply


The following materials are required for a complete application. When the application is complete, an interview with two faculty members will be scheduled either in person at the College of Nursing or by telephone. To avoid delay in notification, please contact us with any changes in name, e-mail, address or phone number. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required components of your application have been received by checking the Prospective Student Portal.

For students with a BS in nursing, visit the MS-PhD page for application and program specifics.


PhD Program Application Requirements

  • Applications are submitted online. Report all problems with the online application to

  • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee. Pay online during the application process or mail a check to the Graduate School address below.

  • Submit a portfolio and resume or CV.

  • Complete the essay responses.

  • Submit three (3) letters of reference with at least two (2) academic references. The online application data system will require you to submit the names, telephone numbers and e-mail address for your recommenders. Once you complete your application and hit submit, your recommenders will receive an e-mail with instructions, along with information and an e-address to submit their recommendation on your behalf. It will take the data system approximately 24-72 hours to deliver this information to the recommender once you have submitted your application.

  • Two (2) official transcripts from each college or university attended. The College of Nursing is now accepting eTranscripts.  Please have your institution e-mail the eTranscripts to

    • Official transcripts are those mailed directly from the registrar’s office of the issuing institution to the University of Colorado College of Nursing, Office of Student Affairs and Diversity.

  • Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs and Diversity (School Code 4875).

  • Submit TOEFL scores for international and English as a Second Language (ESL) students, if applicable.

  • International students must submit professional evaluation of education credentials, if applicable.


Mailing address for transcripts:

Office of Student Affairs & Diversity

University of Colorado, College of Nursing

C288-6 13120 E 19th Ave.

Aurora, CO 80045


Mailing address for application fee:

University of Colorado

AMC Graduate School/Mail Stop C296

Academic Office 1, L15-2609

12631 E 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045