Graduate Programs

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited program
  • GPA of 3.0, both cumulative and in nursing courses
  • Current United States RN license before application*
  • Application with personal statement
  • Three electronic recommendations (recommenders will receive an email once application is submitted) – preferred: professor, current work supervisor
  • Official transcripts for all college credits
  • Interview by faculty members in the School of Nursing

*California RN license required before start of classes


Additional Admission Requirements for Post-Masters Degree to DNP

  • Completion of a master’s degree in nursing with a clinical major from a program accredited by CCNE or the National League for Nursing
  • Undergraduate and Graduate GPA of 3.0, both cumulative and in nursing courses
  • Current California RN license
  • Writing sample

Admission Requirements for International Students 

International applicants (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents) must meet all admission requirements for the chosen program. In addition, official international transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation service. A TOEFL score may also be required. Please visit for more information.