Admission Criteria

PhD Admission Criteria

1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a nationally-accredited program or its international equivalent

2. Master’s degree in Nursing or a related discipline from a nationally-accredited program or its international equivalent

3. A current unencumbered license to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State (or eligibility)(Upload to application as supplemental material)

4. One official copy of all transcripts from undergraduate colleges or universities attended from which a degree was conferred

5. One official copy of all transcripts relating to any graduate level work undertaken regardless of whether or not a degree was earned. Note: Educational systems that cannot be compared to the United States must be evaluated by a US credentials evaluation service before admission can be finalized.

6. Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

7. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Official score reports must be sent directly from ETS (photocopies are not acceptable)

8. Three letters of recommendation attesting to your academic ability and scholarly potential

9. Evidence of successful completion (grade C or better) of a graduate-level statistics course within the last five years

10. Curriculum Vitae including education and employment history; honors and awards; and publications and grantsmanship. Must demonstrate a progressive record of professional development (Upload to application as supplemental material)

11. A personal interview with PhD program faculty

12. An exemplar of scholarly writing (e.g., publication, graduate level paper)

13. A statement of professional goals and research interests including reference to Stony Brook University School of Nursing PhD faculty whose current research is aligned with the applicant’s areas of interest and expertise (Upload to application as supplemental material)

14. Documented proficiency in English for international student (see the English Proficiency Requirements for NonNative Speakers of English in the Graduate Bulletin


15. International Applicants: Each person planning to study in the United States is required to have the appropriate immigration status. The immigration documents for F-1 and J-1 student status are issued by Visa and Immigration Services at Stony Brook University based on receipt of required supporting documentation, including evidence of admission, English language proficiency, and proof of financial support for the program of study. (see the International Students section in the Graduate Bulletin