The PhD application is fully online via the UW Graduate School website.

With the exception of foreign transcripts, you will not send any items to the UW School of Nursing at the time of application.

  • You will submit a fee to the UW Graduate School when you apply.
  • We do not require the GRE.
  • You will complete the PDF application forms using the free Adobe Reader software, which can be obtained at
  • If you have attended non-U.S. post-secondary college-level schools, you must submit an official transcript evaluation for each school attended to the UW School of Nursing (see application instructions for details).


PhD program applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Dec. 2 to begin study the following autumn.

Application requirements

PhD interview

PhD applicants who submit complete and competitive applications will be invited to an online live interview via video conference.

You will receive an email following the deadline allowing you to schedule your online interview at a time that is convenient for you.

Before your interview, please read our minimum requirements and best practices.