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Nursing Education Specialization Doctor of Philosophy in Education

School of Education

Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide the following information for admission to Capella programs and specializations.

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or related Nursing focused Master's Degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
  • Your official master's transcripts, minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee. Fee is required to initiate an application for admission and must be paid as part of the application process. The fee covers the cost of transcript requests, transcript evaluation and other administrative costs.
  • RN license verification and work experience acknowledgement form that verifies:
    • Your current, unrestricted RN license (or its equivalent) to practice in the United States
  • GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.

International Student Requirements

You are considered an international applicant if you completed your highest degree outside of the U.S., regardless of where you currently live. International applications include all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens who have completed their most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the U.S.

In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:

  • Minimum scores and acceptable tests for proof of English proficiency
  • Foreign transcript evaluation

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