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About this course

The Ph.D. program in nursing prepares nurse scholars in health promotion. Graduates function as researchers, clinicians and educators who demonstrate leadership in health promotion, professional, political and social arenas.

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • A master's degree in nursing* with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.3*,
  • Current Massachusetts R.N. license or eligibility
  • An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Exam within the past 5 years
  • Official transcripts from prior academic undergraduate and graduate records
  • A personal statement about the applicant's interest in the program and career goals 
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can assess the applicant's academic preparation for advanced graduate work.  It is requested that each reference include a personal letter on official stationary in addition to a numerical evaluation of the student using the standard UMass Lowell graduate reference form.

International Applicants:

  • Applicants who are from outside of the United States, who hold a nursing master's degree, have established professional records in nursing and who show potential for success in the Ph.D. program will be considered for admission.  The TOEFL and GRE's are required in addition to having grades translated into English by a reputable program.