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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.

All prospective College of Nursing students must apply directly through UT Graduate Admissions. All required application materials must be submitted directly to Graduate Admissions prior to the posted program deadline. To be considered for Fall admission, the priority application deadline is December 15. Please note the priority deadline must be met in order to be eligible for scholarships and fellowships.


Application Deadline Extension: February 15

Please note the application deadline for Fall 2020 enrollment for the DNP* and PhD Programs has been extended until February 15.
*This extension does not include the BSN-DNP, Nurse Anesthesia program.  Applications received after the December 15th for the BSN-DNP, Nurse Anesthesia Program will not be considered for admission for fall 2020.

 For more details, please review our Graduate Admissions page.


DNP Program Chair Graduate Programs Advisor

Terrica Durbin
DNP, PhD(c)
DNP Program Chair

April Gonzalez
April Gonzalez
Graduate Programs Advisor