Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral (Research) PHD NURS Fall* December 12, 2023
Doctoral (Nursing Practice) MSN to DNP (Online) DNP NURS Fall* March 12, 2024
Doctoral (Nursing Practice) APRN (Hybrid) DNP NURS Fall* November 28, 2023
Doctoral (Nursing Practice) Health Care Leadership and Administration (Online) DNP NURS Fall* March 12, 2024
Master’s APRN (Hybrid) MSN NURS Fall* November 28, 2023
Master’s Health Care Leadership and Administration (Online) MSN NURS Fall* March 12, 2024
Director of Graduate Admissions Kacy McAdoo (
Graduate Coordinator Hossaena Daniel (
Address School of Nursing
CB# 7460, Carrington Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-966-4260
Test Requirements
Beginning with applications for Fall 2015 admission, the GRE Requirement for the School of Nursing has been suspended
Letters of Recommendation Letters of recommendation are required and vary by program. Please visit website for specific instructions:
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)

Standardized test scores must be official and are reportable for a period of two years from the date of the exam. Exam results more than two years old cannot be considered. Standardized test scores submitted to this institution are kept on file for one year. Official test scores must be submitted to the UNC Graduate School. Refer to The Graduate School for more information

TOEFL: Test results that achieve one of the following may be submitted: A minimum total score of 575 (with a minimum of 50 in each section) on the written version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); A minimum of 233 (with minimum of 18 in each subsection) on the computer-based TOEFL; or a total score of 90 on the internet-based TOEFL exam with the following minimum section requirements: Reading, 21; Listening, 22; Speaking, 25; Writing, 22.

IELTS: Alternatively, applicants may submit IELTS test results. A score of 8 is required on IELTS, which is higher than The Graduate School requirement.
Meeting the minimum total score on the TOEFL or IELTS does not guarantee admission to the program. Admission decisions are made on the basis of multiple factors including: scholastic performance, English proficiency, essays, letters of recommendation, and verification of financial support to insure proper visa status.

•Letters of Recommendation: All candidates for whom English is a second language (non-native language), must submit at least one additional letter of reference written by someone who can address the applicant’s ability to communicate fluently in English.

•Interview: An interview is required of all international applicants who are non-native English speakers. The interview (in-person or telephone) will be conducted by faculty in the candidate’s clinical area of interest. The interview has two distinct foci: part one will focus on information provided in the application materials (for example essay and future goals); the second part will evaluate the interviewee’s English proficiency.

Other Requirements In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below and the School of Nursing website ( for additional expectations and application requirements, including details about the required Professional Statement

*All applicants must submit an application through first. After the NursingCAS application has been submitted, applicants will receive an email from the UNC Graduate School with instructions on how to submit the UNC Graduate School supplemental application. Applications will not be reviewed until all applications and application materials have been submitted and verified.

NursingCAS deadline is March 1 for the following programs:
Doctoral (Nursing Practice) MSN to DNP (Online)
Doctoral (Nursing Practice) Health Care Leadership and Administration (Online)
Master’s Health Care Leadership and Administration (Online)

UNC Graduate School supplemental application deadline: March 12, 2024