MUSC College of Nursing participates in an online Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) to receive applications. You must create an account, search for this program for your intended semester of entry, and complete the required steps to apply online. All application materials must be submitted through NursingCAS.
The PhD NursingCAS application is to be supported with:
· Official degree-bearing transcripts
· Three (3) satisfactory reference letters that address research and scholarly potential and academic motivation. One must be from an academic source, preferably a PhD prepared nurse
· A personal statement summarizing immediate and long-term professional goals, motivation for doctoral study including the applicant’s rationale for pursing a PhD, and a proposed area of research. The applicant should identify a potential mentor from the CON research faculty who shares a similar research interest
· Signed verification form.
· Curriculum Vita
· Other credentials that reflect abilities
A supplemental university application, through MUSC’s Office of Enrollment Management, is also required. We encourage applicants to finish the application within NursingCAS before submitting the supplemental MUSC application.
Applicants to the PhD program must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or Master of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited program, or a non-nursing baccalaureate or master’s degree with related health care work experience. The preferred minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. An undergraduate or graduate level statistics course is required. Please review all admission requirements prior to applying.
Fall admission only
Deadline: February 10
Admissions decisions are offered on a rolling basis
*Interviews with two PhD program faculty will be scheduled via video-conference or telephone after the complete application package is reviewed and received.
For Admissions questions, contact the MUSC Office of Enrollment Management at 843-792-2536 or the Office of Enrollment Management Admissions team email. Mary-Kate Ward in the Office of Enrollment Management may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Applicants: Due to several distance-education components of this program, MUSC is unable to issue I-20 forms to allow students to obtain F-1 student visas. Only U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and those holding other valid U.S. visas will be accepted.
State Authorization: Please review important state authorization information.