Nursing DNP to PhD: Application Requirements

The DNP to PhD program is offered year-round online. Students must have a DNP degree in nursing and at least 60 credits in nursing beyond a bachelor's degree.

Submit the following items to the IUP Admissions Office for admission consideration:

  • Complete the application form online, or request a hardcopy by emailing
  • Nonrefundable $50 application fee.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Signed and dated statement of career and academic goals: Identify your professional goals and research area of interest, a summation of your achievements within the field of practice, and a summary of your research abilities.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, including those institutions from which a degree was not earned.
  • Nursing license.
  • Current curriculum vitae.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Admissions Office
Sutton Hall, Suite 120
1011 South Drive
Indiana PA, 15705

Completed applications are forwarded by the Admission Office to the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions for review. Selected applicants are invited by the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions for an interview. Applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis.

For information on application requirements for the traditional nursing PhD program at IUP, visit the Nursing PhD application requirements page.