Graduate Degree-Seeking Students: Doctorate Level

Applications for doctoral degree-seeking students are reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • 3.0 cumulative master’s level GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • English Proficiency - Student must meet one of the following:
    • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score (Minimum of 100 total score on the TOEFL iBT, minimum of 250 total score computer-based TOEFL, or minimum of 600 total score on the paper-based TOEFL)
    • ACT English score of 20 or higher
    • Graduation from an accredited U.S. high school
    • U.S. GED English score of 500 or equivalent
    • Bachelor’s or higher level degree from a U.S. accredited college or university

Students entering the doctoral degree programs are reviewed based on the following application materials and requirements:

  • Graduate application for admission and application fee.
  • Statement of educational goals to include evidence of potential dissertation/residence project.
  • Official academic transcripts from each institution where courses were taken at the graduate level. Transcripts must be sent directly from each institution to Clarkson College. Transcripts from all institutions outside the U.S. must be official, translated to English and credentialed.
  • Three faculty or professional recommendations using the Graduate Professional Reference forms.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Sample of a formal master’s degree level scholarly paper.
  • Three credit hour graduate-level statistics course to be completed prior to enrollment.
  • Three credit hour graduate-level research course to be completed prior to enrollment.

Additional admission requirements for the following programs:

Doctor of Nursing Practice:

  • Unencumbered APRN license. License must be valid in the state of practice or where an immersion experience will occur.
  • One year of work experience as an APRN.
  • Master of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited program/institution.

Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership:

  • Minimum of one year of work experience, preferably in the health care field.
  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.