Nursing DNP to PhD: Application Requirements

  • The DNP to PhD program is offered year-round at the IUP main campus, at the Dixon University Center, and at Pittsburgh East. 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.