Eligibility Requirements

Applications for the 2023 cohort are due by April 15, 2023. 

Minimum GPA

Applicants must have progressed to the final semester of undergraduate study in nursing and achieved a minimum nursing GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Minimum GPAs are strictly enforced in the application review; no rounding and no exceptions. 


To apply, applicants must be enrolled in their final semester of a nursing BS/BSN program. 


Applicants must have completed at least 100 credit hours of undergraduate study prior to application to the program. 

Students must work full time as a nurse starting in their fall semester after graduation. 

The application process is now entirely online. In order to be considered for fall or summer admission, all of the following must be uploaded by the deadline:

  • A completed graduate application with $75 fee (current UB students should contact the School of Nursing's Office of Student Services prior to paying their application fee)
  • Copies of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended by the applicant. Transcript must include final fall grades. Transcripts must be clear and legible. Please do not provide screenshots or photos of transcripts. 
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Qualified applicants being considered for PhD acceptance through the Early Assurance Program may be invited for an admissions interview with School of Nursing faculty.

Applicants not accepted through the Early Assurance Program will not be precluded from applying to the School of Nursing through the standard application process, nor will it disadvantage the candidate in any way.