Admission Requirements and How to Apply

We recommend you start early in order to complete the four major steps to apply to the Ball State doctorate of nursing practice program:

  1. Meet the doctoral admission requirements of the Ball State Graduate School.
  2. Apply online to the Graduate School.
  3. Meet the admission requirements  of the School of Nursing.
  4. Complete and mail in your DNP application and required materials  to the School of Nursing.

Deadline
Cohorts in the DNP program start in January (the spring semester) each year. The application deadline is June 1. Please keep in mind that it can take several weeks for college transcripts and other requested materials to arrive at Ball State.

International Students
If you are an international student, you need to start the admissions process with the Rinker Center for International Programs. You will be asked to demonstrate English proficiency and have a minimum TOEFL score of 550.