A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

MS and PhD Admission Requirements

MS Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, both cumulative and in nursing courses
  • Admissions interview
  • Current California RN license
  • GRE general test is recommended, but not required
  • Nursing experience is preferred in the area of the desired clinical option
  • International Students - minimum TOEFL score of 550 written (213 computerized & 80 Internet-based with a minimum of 18 in each of the four areas)

*Clinical experience will be evaluated on an individual basis

PhD Requirements

  • Preference given to applicants with a Masters degree in nursing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 at the masters level
  • Graduate Record Examination within the last 5 years with satisfactory scores indicating advanced verbal and quantitative skills
  • International students - minimum TOEFL score of 550 written (213 computerized & 80 Internet-based with a minimum of 18 in each of the four areas)
  • Personal interview
  • Evidence of scholarly work