Graduate Program Requirements for International Applicants

International applicants to the UW School of Nursing's Master of Nursing (MN), Master of Science (MS), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD) programs must meet all School of Nursing degree program requirements.  Additional School of Nursing requirements include:

  • Proof of English Proficiency: All non-native speakers of English must provide proof of English language proficiency as established by the School of Nursing. English proficiency requirements are only waived if an applicant has received a previous degree from an English-speaking country or can provide official evidence that their previous degree instruction was in English.  For questions about whether or not the requirement will be waived in your case, please contact the School of Nursing.
  • MN and DNP applicants must have an active, unrestricted Washington State RN license

We regret that neither the UW Graduate School nor the School of Nursing can provide transcript evaluations prior to your application to the UW.  Please refer to these companies who provide evaluation services.


The following deadlines apply to graduate international applicants:



Master of Nursing in Community Health Nursing (MN-CHN)January 15
Master of Science in Clinical Informatics and Patient-Centered Technologies (MS-CIPCT)May 1
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)January 15
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science (PhD)January 15
Graduate Certificate Programs in Advanced Practice Nursing (GCPAPN)Varies by program

International Applicant Information & Requirements