Admissions Criteria – Bsn To Doctor Of Philosophy In Nursing


Admission Requirements

  • A valid active registered nurse (RN) license
  • Write an essay about your educational and professional goals, reasons why you selected Barry University, and your tentative topic of research dissertation.
  • A BSN from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized school.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successful completion of a statistics course within the past five years.
  • Three professional recommendations of leadership competencies or potential, including a letter of recommendation from an academic adviser or a professor.
  • Evidence of professional activities as reflected in current curriculum vitae submitted with the application.
  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) may be required. If required, GRE scores must have been completed within the past five years. GRE scores are used as part of the data in which admission decisions are made. The scores, however, are never the sole criteria for admission. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Admissions Committee for alumni of Barry University with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater.
  • A personal interview with the admissions committee may be requested.
  • Intensive scholarly writing is expected in the doctoral program. As a result, it is an expectation that students independently seek additional writing assistance.
  • Upon the start of the program, accepted candidates are required to possess a notebook computer with specified software which conforms to criteria established by the Program. Applicants are advised that portions of the didactic coursework are web-based and also provided in conjunction with telecommunications or video teleconferencing instruction. Candidates should possess basic computer literacy skills, including the use of word-processing, Windows operating systems, electronic mail, and navigation of Internet applications. Students without these prerequisite skills are encouraged to take CS 180 Introduction to Computers. This course will not count towards degree requirements.
  • The College of Nursing and Health Sciences reserves the right to make any exceptions to the above admission requirements based on an applicant’s overall file.