How to Apply
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 1st
The PhD program admits for the fall semester only. Prospective students are encouraged to complete the application process early. All application materials, including unofficial transcripts, recommendations, resumes, and supplemental application forms must be submitted by deadline for full consideration.
Please visit the Admission Requirements page before applying to the College of Nursing - Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Steps to Apply
Doctor of Philosophy
- Applicants may apply through UIC's Online Graduate Application.
- Application Type: Graduate
- Planned Course of Study and Major:PhD Nursing Program
- Submit the non-refundable application fee of $60 for both domestic and international students.
A completed application requires the following items. DO NOT mail these items to the College of Nursing. Additional instructions on how to complete the Graduate Application can be found online at Apply to UIC.
- Unofficial college/university transcripts uploaded to the Graduate Application. Official transcripts will be required of admitted students only.*
- Current resume uploaded to the Graduate Application.*
- Completed College of Nursing Supplemental application uploaded to the Graduate Application.*
- Three letters of recommendation. Recommendations should come from those who can speak to your professional and scholastic abilities. It is preferred to have letters of recommendation from those with a graduate level degree. Personal references from friends, relatives or co-workers will automatically be disregarded.
- Official GRE test scores are required of applicants with less than a 3.25/4.00 cumulative GPA in their most recently earned (baccalaureate or graduate) degree OR who have a baccalaureate degree in-progress. Cumulative GPA's are pulled directly from the transcripts submitted. Applicants with cumulative GPA's above 3.25/4.00 in their most recently earned (baccalaureate or graduate) degree are automatically waived from this requirement.
- Applicants who have attended an international college or University may be required to submit the TOEFL/IELTS exam. Please see the International Admissions requirements for TOEFL requirements.
*Upon submitting the UIC Graduate Application, applicants will receive an email notification within 1-7 business days from the Office of Admissions directing you to your application login webpage where you can begin uploading required items one at a time, as necessary. Please prepare an electronic copy of the required application materials in PDF format (a .doc Word file is also acceptable) so that they are available when requested. Click here for instructions on how to upload items to your application.
Additional materials are required of International applicants, including:
- TOEFL OR IELTS scores
- University or college issued transcripts or mark sheets for all undergraduate work in the original language
- University or college issued transcripts or mark sheets for all post-baccalaureate work in the original language
- Certified English translation of all credentials
- Proof of all degrees awarded
- For postsecondary coursework completed at an institution outside of the United States, applicants must request a Full Education Course-by-Course Report evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Schools CGFNS.
- International applicants licensed in a political jurisdiction outside of the U.S. must also request the Validation of Registration/License Report from CGFNS.
Upon recommendation for admission from the College of Nursing, international applicants will be required to supply evidence of financial support for the first year of study. Visit the Office of Admissions' International Admission Requirements for further explanation of requirements.
Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview with a faculty member in their specialty department. Applicants must be available to meet with faculty during the published interview dates. Not all applicants will be selected for an interview.
ADMISSIONS DECISION TIMELINE
Applications to the PhD program will not be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions & Academic Standards Committee until after the January 1st application deadline. Faculty interviews generally take place during the months of January and February with final decisions being announced in early March.
DISCLOSURES & APPEALS
The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.
The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University programs and activities.
University complaint and grievance procedures provide employees and students with the means for the resolution of complaints that allege a violation of this Statement. Members of the public should direct their inquiries or complaints to the appropriate equal opportunity office.
Revised May 31, 2005
For additional information or assistance with the equal opportunity, affirmative action, and harassment policies and procedures of the University of Illinois at Chicago, please contact:
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UIC is committed to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity involving students and employees. Freedom from discrimination is a foundation for all decision making at UIC. Students are encouraged to study the University's "Nondiscrimination Statement". Students are also urged to read the document "Public Formal Grievance Procedures". Information on these policies and procedures is available on the University web pages of the Office of Access and Equity:www.uic.edu/depts/oae.
Although a reversal of an initial decision is unlikely, an applicant may appeal a denial of admission. Appeals may be submitted only by the applicant and must contain significant new information that was not part of the original application. This does not include grades received after the after application deadline or missing application materials (including late recommendations).
If an applicant chooses to appeal, the appeal must specify the decision being challenged and the basis or bases for that challenge, and must request a specific remedy. Appeals must be in the form of a written request to the College of Nursing. Further details can be found on the Graduate College's University Regulations website.