Am I eligible?
Please contact the PhD Program Office at 409-772-8206 for additional information or with any additional questions you may have.
Does UTMB Health consider applicants whose masters degree is not in nursing?
As noted in the admission requirements, a BSN or MSN is required. For potential applicants who do not have a nursing degree, please contact the PhD Program Office at 409-772-8206 for additional information.
What are the steps in applying to the program?
It is important to get all of your materials submitted as soon as you can after you have made the decision to apply to our PhD program. Please visit the UTMB Health Online Application to get started.
You may then send all of your required supplemental materials to the address listed in the on-line instructions. As the Admissions Office receives your information, they will document that it has arrived and will forward your information to the Nursing PhD Program Office. Remember to choose the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences when applying to the Nursing PhD Program.
What is the application deadline?
Admission to the PhD program occurs in the fall; the deadline for submitting a completed application is March 1st for prospective students, but we will continue to accept applications as long as there is availability for fall admission.
Is an interview required?
Yes. An interview with the Program Director is recommended. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and to find out why you are interested in the PhD degree and what research interest(s) you have. Both face-to-face and phone interview options are available.
Does the program provide advisement to prospective students?
Yes. Please contact the PhD Program Office at 409-772-8206 or 409-772-8227 to schedule an appointment with the Program Director, Dr. Alice Hill PhD, RN, FAAN. If you know what research area you are interested in, we will put you in contact with one of our faculty with whom you may wish to study so that you may contact that faculty member individually.
Do I have to take the GRE?
Yes. An official GRE score is required. If you have taken the GRE in the last five years, you may have Educational Testing Services forward an original copy to UTMB Enrollment Services.