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Students seeking admission into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) must meet the admission requirements of both the Graduate School and the DNP Program. The completed application including attachments must be received in the Graduate School by the appropriate deadline. 

DNP: Nursing for applicants with a MSN in an advanced practice nursing or nursing administration specialty, the application deadline is June 1. The entry term for this program is Spring

DNP: Nursing: Nursing Administration for applicants with a BSN or higher, the application deadline is June 1. The entry term for this program is Spring

It is critical to submit a complete packet and to select the appropriate entry term when applying to prevent delays in application processing.  Below is a step-by-step outline of the application process and requirements.

  1. Apply to the UTC Graduate School using the online application. You should apply for the term you will be starting in the program.

  2. Apply to the School of Nursing by completing the School of Nursing Graduate Application and submitting electronically to

  3. After applying, you must submit the following items to the UTC Graduate School at or 615 McCallie Avenue, Department 5305, Chattanooga, TN 37403:  

    DNP: Nursing DNP: Nursing: Nursing Administration
    MSN in APN (nurse practitioner, nurse anesthesia, clinical nurse specialist, nurse widwife) or nursing administration specialties BSN or higher degree
    All College/University Official Transcripts All College/University Official Transcripts
    Resume Resume
    Personal Statement Personal Statement
    Licenses, CPR and Certificates Licenses, CPR and Certificates
    APN Clinical Hours Verification Form MAT or GRE Official Scores (Institution Code: MAT - 1759 and GRE – 1831)

Applicants must have the appropriate degree from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and documentation of all items requested as part of the application above. 


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