Eligibility & Application Instructions

Applicants to the MEPN program will apply for admissions through the UCI Graduate Division website.

A complete application includes and adheres to the following:

  • A personal history statement (guidelines)
  • A statement of purpose (guidelines
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf (submission directions)
    – letters must be from a combination of most recent clinical employer/supervisor & college faculty member
  • A current resumé
    – include academic honors/recognition, healthcare-related volunteer and work activities, leadership positions, and bilingual abilities, etc.
  • A completed Prerequisite Checklist
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities/institutions (guidelines)
  • International Students need to supply TOEFL or IELTS English test scores (guidelines)
    – review additional international admissions information

Application Notes

  • Despite the program’s summer start, when applying select “fall entry” 
  • An interview may be required for final selection of candidates
  • Additional information is available from UCI Graduate Division
  • A non-nursing baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution
    – must be completed by December 31st preceding the program start date
    – degree standards must be equivalent to that of the University of California
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher
    – must be completed by December 31st preceding the program start date

    1. Statistics
    2. Psychology (preferably human development lifespan)
    3. Sociology/Cultural Anthropology
    4. Anatomy with lab
    5. Physiology with lab
    6. Microbiology with lab
    7. General chemistry OR chem course including a combination of inorganic, organic and biochemistry

Refer to the ASSIST system for approved and articulated courses

October 17th Information Session

Tuition & Fees

Graduate Tuition & Fee Schedule (Academic Year 2018 – 2019)

All tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change without notice, and the University may impose additional tuition and fees. Consult the University Registrar’s website for the most up-to-date information.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

If you need help to pay for your studies, you may be eligible for several types of financial aid.
Visit UCI Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to find out more about financial aid and scholarship options.

Additionally, please check the UC Irvine Financial Aid office’s database of external scholarships.

DNP (Post-Master’s)
Application Deadlines

Have questions?
Check our MEPN FAQ!

Still have questions?
Ask an Academic Counselor!

Julie Aird
Student Affairs Director

nssao@uci.edu (undergrad)
gnsao@uci.edu (grad)
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