A master of science in nursing (MSN) degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or approved by the Minister of Education for schools of nursing in foreign countries, equivalent to that in the UAB School of Nursing
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall (based on a 4.0 scale) on all graduate-level coursework. NOTE: For the post-baccalaureate PhD option, the corresponding requirements are:
A bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or approved by the Minister of Education for schools of nursing in foreign countries, equivalent to that in the UAB School of Nursing
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall (based on a 4.0 scale) on all undergraduate level coursework
A combined score of at least 1,100 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), plus an indication of writing skills; the scores must not be more than five years old. For test information and registration: GRE—www.gre.org(NOTE: The GRE is waived for any applicant applying to the Nursing PhD program who holds a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.)
For applicants from non-English speaking countries: a satisfactory TOEFL score (minimum 550)
Computer literacy and access is required, with proficiency in word processing and e-mail correspondence, as well as familiarity and experience with the Internet. It is recommended that each student have their own personal computer meeting the specifications of the School of Nursing. (Specifications are available from the School of Nursing Web site).
Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in the United States
A written goal statement that evidences congruence between the applicant’s research interests and School of Nursing faculty research
At least one sample of independent written work (in English) that demonstrates the applicant’s scholarship potential. Representative examples include a paper, proposal, report, or publication.
A current curriculum vitae
Three references from individuals with expertise to comment on the applicant’s capability for research and scholarship (for example, university professors, employers); at least one of the references must be from a doctorally prepared nurse