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Application Process

Application deadline is March 15.

All applicants must submit a UF Graduate School Application and application fee.

Applications can be submitted electronically to the Office of Admissions.

Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended also must be submitted to UF Office of Admissions.

*UF graduates are not required to submit transcripts.

The following application materials also should be submitted. These documents are considered in determining congruence between a student’s career goals and this accelerated option include:

  • Three professional/academic references attesting to the applicant’s potential for graduate including clinical practice at master’s level and research at the doctoral level.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Personal Data Record
  • An essay (double-spaced, 1500 word maximum, using current APA guidelines) describing the following:
    • Your academic expectations of the program
    • How earning a PhD will affect your future career
    • The experiences that you feel have best prepared you for doctoral study (e.g., clinical, educational, or leadership experiences)
    • A clinical problem or area in which you are interested in developing your dissertation research, and how that interest aligns with a College of Nursing faculty member’s research area
    • What the most difficult issues are that you anticipate while in the PhD program, and how you plan to handle them.

Application deadline is March 15. (See below for more details)*

*Note: The March 15 deadline indicates the earliest date when the College will begin accepting students. After March 15, applications will be accepted until May 31st and students will be accepted on a space available basis.