A student applying to the Ph.D. program must have an earned bachelor’s and master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Other requirements will include:
The admissions requirements for the Ph.D. in Nursing include:
- A completed graduation application and non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College). An online application is also available here.
- Current Resume
- Three letters of recommendation should address scholarly potential.
- Submission of any published works or scholarly paper.
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree and any other graduate work.
- Essay of 250-500 words on professional goals, motivation for graduate study and a summary of applicant’s research interests.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.
- Interview with the Program Director and/or Vice President of the Van Loan School.
- Basic registered nursing preparation and a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Official transcripts must be submitted. A 3.0 grade point average at the master’s level is required.
- Eligible for registered nurse licensure.
All admissions requirements are included in the Graduate School catalog, including the print and online versions.
Required Credentials: All students are required to meet the College’s current standards for medical entrance compliance and to provide documentation of licensure as a professional nurse. After admission, compliance requirements are based on the student’s program of study. For example, doctoral students who conduct research at a clinical site are required to meet all requirements related to orientation, immunizations, CPR, malpractice insurance, and any background checks required by the facility.
All applications to the Ph.D. program will be reviewed by a committee including the Director of the Doctoral Program, Dean of the School of Nursing and two faculty members. The Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School will make final decisions.