Saint Louis University

Doctoral Admissions faculty of the School of Nursing evaluate all applications and may request interviews with applicants who meet the following criteria:

Post BSN to PhD
  • Bachelor of Nursing degree from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. 
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 system. 
  • Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. 
  • Current, unencumbered RN licensure in the state of residence/employment or eligibility for licensure in the state of Missouri. 
  • Two years of clinical experience as an RN. (May apply to the program prior to completing two years.)
  • Evidence of high potential for scholarship and leadership in nursing.
  • Commitment to conduct nursing research.
  • International students are not eligible to apply.
Post MSN to PhD
  • Master's degree in nursing from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. 
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 system. 
  • Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. 
  • Current, unencumbered RN licensure in the state or country of residence/employment or eligibility for licensure in the state of Missouri. 
  • Evidence of high potential for scholarship and leadership in nursing.
  • Commitment to conduct nursing research.
  • International students are welcome to apply.
Advising
Prospective students are strongly encouraged to discuss the PhD nursing program with the director of the PhD nursing program. To learn additional information about the program, the application process or curriculum plans, and receive academic advising, please contact the director of the PhD nursing program:

Joanne K. Schneider, PhD, RN

Interim Director
Saint Louis University School of Nursing
3525 Caroline Mall
St. Louis, MO 63104-1099
United States

phone: (314) 977-8937

fax: (314) 977-8949
email: schneijk@slu.edu
Toll-free: 1-877-977-8950

Saint Louis University's programs are open to all without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran's status. Minority and international students are encouraged to apply.