Admissions Criteria and Prerequisites
How do I Apply?
- Graduation from a A.C.E.N. or C.C.N.E. accredited baccalaureate or Master’s nursing program with a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale
- Satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score if native language is not English
- GRE Scores taken within the past 5 years. This requirement may be waived for applicants who have earned a master's degree and have a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
- $75 Application fee
- Undergraduate Course in Nursing Research
Applicants should visit this page to learn more about the application process.
Please mail all required supporting material to:Application Deadlines
Office of Graduate Admissions
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
The DNP program admits students in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The application deadline is April 15 for Fall and November 1 for Spring semester.When Will You Make a Decision on My Application?
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once all the required documentation is received. Please contact Nursing directly to check the status of your application at Nursing@shu.edu.Additional Required Documents
- Personal statement: Please discuss career goals and objectives, your career progress to date, how the D.N.P. degree will help you achieve your career goals, and possible areas of interest for scholarly project.
- Portfolio of samples of scholarly work
- Two letters of recommendation from instructors, supervisors or professional colleagues – one doctorally-prepared (preferably D.N.P. – must have at least an M.S.N. degree) and one must at least be Master’s-prepared (M.S.N.) – who are qualified to evaluate your professional nursing experience, academic competence and potential to undertake a doctoral degree.
- Official transcripts covering all post-secondary academic work completed to date
- Proof of current licensure as a registered nurse