Although each applicant is considered on an individual basis, the following are requirements for admission:

  • Master’s degree with an advanced nursing practice
  • Current U.S. RN license and certification in an advanced nursing practice role, if applicable.
  • NursingCAS online application that includes:
    • Personal statement that includes short and long-term goals after completion of the DNP program. If you already have a general sense of your area of interest for your translational research project, you are invited to include this in your statement. However, this is not required.
    • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation; one from each of the following: supervisor, faculty, colleague
  • Supplemental Application Form
  • Interview with the Program Director (by invitation upon review of application)
  • Cumulative master’s level GPA of 3.3 or higher and master’s level science GPA of 3.0 or higher

TOEFL score for applicants whose native language is not English (waived if a bachelor’s degree or higher was completed in a university where English is the primary language of instruction).

All transcripts from institutions outside of the U.S. must be accompanied by an official World Education Services evaluation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants who are interested in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, should download and review these FAQs.

Admissions Contact

Kelly Ayres, Assistant Director
(202) 687-3203 phone
(202) 687-3703 fax

246 St. Mary's Hall
Box 571107
3700 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20057-1107


The Fall 2016 application cycle is now open and can be accessed here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final, extended deadline for the DNP Program is June 1, 2016.