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The following materials are required for application to the Doctor of Philosophy degree program.
After an initial review by the Admissions Committee, certain candidates will be selected to progress to the next stage of the application process. These candidates will be contacted by email and asked to respond in writing to a specific set of questions.
A very short timeframe will be allowed for the receipt of the responses. Candidates will also be interviewed by the Ph.D. program faculty director and a research faculty member. The written responses and interview notes will be reviewed by the committee, and candidates will be informed of an admission decision as soon as possible.
All applications must be received by the following deadline:
Admission decisions for each year are finalized approximately eight weeks after the application deadline. All applicants are notified of their admission status with mailed letters from the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
To verify admission acceptance and secure enrollment, admitted graduate students must submit a $400 (non-refundable) enrollment deposit. This deposit is applied to the first semester's tuition and is not an additional fee.
NRSG 935 Professionalism and Scholarship Workshop: New Ph.D. students are required to attend this two-credit hour course, which serves as an introduction to the KU Ph.D. program and to doctoral study. The course meets in June on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City.