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Apply to the Ph.D. in Nursing Program

We welcome your application to the Ph.D. in Nursing program.

Admission to the Ph.D. program is determined by a review committee of Ph.D. faculty who will assess the entire composite of information gained from a variety of sources.

Note: The following instructions are for graduate admission to Kent State University. If you wish to complete the program at the University of Akron, please visit their website for application instructions.

Step 1)

Apply for graduate admission at Kent State University. 

 Apply to Kent StateAdmissions Criteria

International Applicants: Please review the International Graduate Application Guide prior to applying.


Complete applications are acted on by the admissions committee throughout the year for fall enrollment. Applications (with GRE scores, transcripts, etc.) must be completed by March 15 if enrollment in the program is desired for that fall. Applicants must register for courses within two (2) years of acceptance into the Ph.D. program, or otherwise the acceptance is void. 

Step 2)

After the first screening, and at the request of the Ph.D. Admissions Committee, applicants may be asked to successfully complete a personal interview with Admissions Committee members. Research interests and motivation for successful completion of doctoral study in the Ph.D. program will be assessed.