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The MSN-DNP Program is a hybrid online curriculum with on-campus visits twice per semester throughout the students’ clinical courses in their areas of concentration. On-site requirements provide opportunities for networking with peers, formative learning, and summative assessments of advanced clinical skills within the College of Nursing’s high-fidelity simulation center. Synchronous online course meetings will also occur throughout the semester for case discussions, content review, and presentations. These mandatory online course meetings will be scheduled prior to the beginning of the term so students may arrange their schedules accordingly.

It is strongly recommended that applicants consider combining the post-graduate certificate with the DNP degree.  The length of the post-graduate certificate program varies by specialty; consult the program web site for a sample certificate curriculum plan.

New application deadline of December 1, 2022 for the 2023 admissions cycle. This extension applies to all DNP and PhD program with the exception of Nurse Anesthesia.  If you submitted a complete application prior to December 1, then your application is in review and you will receive notification about your decision by early February.

Clinical Graduate Certificates (FNP, PMHNP, Acute Care and Primary Care PNP) admit only for the summer, and DNP and PhD Programs admit only for the fall each year. Applications for the Non-clinical Graduate Certificates (Health Policy, Health Informatics, Nurse Education) are accepted on a rolling basis.

All prospective College of Nursing students must apply online through UT Graduate Admissions. All application materials including transcripts must be submitted directly to Graduate Admissions prior to the application deadline. Please check with UT Graduate Admissions for information about when applications will open for the next recruiting cycle.


DNP Program Chair Graduate Programs Advisor

Tracy Brewer
DNP Program Chair

Jackie Behrens

Advising Coordinator