Apply to DNP Program


  • Center City Campus
  • Dixon Campus
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Doctorate

Program Type

  • On Campus
  • Online

To apply, submit an application along with a fee of $60 to Jefferson.

After submitting the application, you will receive instructions on how to submit the supporting application materials listed below through your online MyJefferson account. If you prefer, you may also mail your materials to:

Thomas Jefferson University
Graduate Application Document Processing
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

You will receive a MyJefferson identification number via email once you submit your application for admission. Be sure to include your name and MyJefferson ID on all documents that you mail to Jefferson.

Supporting Materials

Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. Official transcripts can be sent electronically by the institution to or mailed to the address above.

Personal Statement: In 750 words or less, describe your motivation for pursuing this program at Jefferson, including your educational and professional goals that this program will help you achieve.  

Letters of Recommendation: Submit three letters of reference. References should come from either professional or academic sources such as supervisors, managers, charge nurses, instructors, and/or clinical nurse educators. You may request recommendations through your MyJefferson account.

Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.

Clinical Hours Letter: Submit a letter from your MSN degree granting institution verifying the number of clinical hours completed at the post-baccalaureate level.

Professional License/Certification: Upload the following current professional licenses and certifications, and expiration date if applicable, into MyJefferson:

  • Nursing (RN) License 
  • Certified Register Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) License
  • National Certification and expiration date
  • Optional: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification

Admissions Prerequisites

Before applying to Jefferson, you should review the prerequisites required for admission for your program of interest.

Additional Requirements for International Coursework

Students who have taken coursework outside of the United States should submit a course-by-course academic credential evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member credentialing organization. Applicants who do not have a NACES evaluation are required to submit official transcripts, along with an official English translation, to Jefferson for review. Thomas Jefferson University reserves the right to outsource student academic credentials to our NACES member partner for evaluation.

International Applicants

At Jefferson, we set a high priority on the exchange of ideas, research, and education with members of the international community. Learn more about specific requirements for international applicants.

Application Deadlines

To be considered complete and eligible for review, all supporting materials must be received by the deadline.

Spring Application Deadline: October 15
Summer Application Deadline: February 15
Fall Priority Application Deadline: March 1
Fall Application Deadline: June 1


Contact us for more information about this program, how to apply for admission, and your application status.

Phone: 215-951-2800