A BS or MS degree in nursing
– degree standards must be equivalent to that of the University of California
An active RN license
A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher and a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher
An undergraduate or graduate statistics course that will cover or did cover descriptive and inferential statistics. This statistics course must have been completed within 5 years of admission to the program with a grade of B or higher. If it has been longer then 5 years, this course can be taken online or in-person at a community college, a university/college, or university extension.
Financial support is guaranteed for the first four years of the PhD program. Funding sources are available in the form of fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, campus scholarships, and grant awards.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
If you need additional 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.
Students are especially encouraged to apply for grant funding in year four and five. Please check the UC Irvine Financial Aid office’s database of external scholarships.