UMHB DNP

Admission Requirements

DNP Program Degree Qualifications

To be considered for admission to the DNP program, the student must have completed the following degree requirements as well as the application steps detailed below:

  • Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Master's degree or post-master's degree certificate as an Advanced Practice Nurse (clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, or nurse anesthetist) or nurse leadership (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • A completed graduate-level statistics course within the last five years with a grade of B or higher
  • A completed graduate-level nursing or equivalent research course within the last five years with a grade of B or higher
  • Evidence of epidemiology content integrated into a course or as a separate course within the last five years with a grade of B or higher
  • Unencumbered RN licenses and approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse by the Board of Nursing in the state of residency and current certification by a nationally recognized credentialing organization in the advanced practice role

Graduate Application Requirements

  • An application to the UMHB Graduate School, as well as the $35 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. Transcripts may be sent directly from the institution via E-Script or mailed from the institution to the address below:
    UMHB Graduate School
    900 College Street, UMHB Box 8402
    Belton, TX 76513
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation to include a professional colleague and a former professor, plus a third person chosen by the applicant. All letters must be uploaded by the applicant or reference here
  • An uploaded curriculum vita that documents practice experience, professional activities, and publications online
  • An in-person interview with the DNP Program Director if offer is extended.

Please contact the Director of Graduate Student Services & Engagement to learn more about the program or the Scott & White College of Nursing Graduate Program Director. For information on the admissions process or application status, please contact the following Graduate School office staff member:

Katherine Moore
Graduate Advising & Admissions Coordinator
kmoore@umhb.edu
(254) 295-4924

The final admission review cycle for the Fall 2017 cohort requires a completed application by July 14th, 2017 at 5 p.m.