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DNP Admissions

The Temple Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers two options leading to the DNP degree.

  1. The post-baccalaureate option includes two specialty tracks and prepares graduates for practice leadership and as primary care providers:
    • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care (AGPC) Nurse Practitioner
    • Family/Individual Across the Lifespan (FIAL) Nurse Practitioner

The post-master’s option prepares graduates for practice leadership roles in a variety of health care settings.

The Nursing Department is proud to offer our graduate nursing student with several internal (Temple sponsored) scholarship opportunities. For more information on scholarship opportunities please contact Dara Whalen at

Applying to this program

  • Deadline: Fall – February 15.
  • Temple University Supplemental Application: Required. Applicants must submit the documents no later than the deadline day. Required documents must be sent to the CPH Department of Nursing Academic Coordinator (505 Jones Hall, 3307 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140):
  • GRE/MAT: Required;  GRE/MAT is required for those who enter post-B.S.N. Scores are expected to be at or above the 50th percentile. To qualify for a waiver of the GRE or MAT requirement, the applicant must have either an: undergraduate GPA greater than 3.00, cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 in three graduate core courses if BSN GPA is less than or equal to 3.49, or graduate degree.
  • TOEFL: Required; minimum score needed 100 iBT or 600 PBT
  • College level transcripts: Required
  • References:  Required; two, professional/academic with original signatures on professional letterhead. View the guidelines for letters of recommendation.
  • Resume: Required
  • Statement of Goals: Required; brief composition is found within the online application and must contain 350-500 words
  • Interview: An interview conducted by the Nursing Graduate Faculty may be scheduled only when all required materials have been submitted by the applicant and reviewed by the Academic Coordinator. Applicants who are invited to be interviewed will be contacted by Audrey Scriven, Graduate Academic Coordinator (not all applicants will be invited to interview).

Other information 

  • Process for Enrolling as a Non-Degree Seeking Student in the DNP Program: If an applicant is interested in starting the program as a non-degree seeking student, they must contact the Academic Coordinator ( Applicants must submit official copies of all college-level work, and submit a copy of their RN license.
  • Applicants to the Post-Master's DNP program must have an earned Masters in Nursing and are required to complete a total of 1,000 clinical practicum hours. Students admitted beginning Fall of 2018 may apply up to 500 hours earned during their master’s program toward the 1,000 hours requirement. Hours required for national certification may also be applied. Evaluation and verification of hours is required prior to formal admission to the program. ‚Äč