MDE Admissions

For Non-Nursing College Graduates (MDE, MDE/DNP, MDE/PhD)

There are three application options: Applicants can apply to the MDE program or apply jointly to either the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. 

Masters Direct Entry (MDE) Only

  • Program Length: 15 months
  • Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
  • Eligibility for RN licensure after successful completion of the program

Masters Direct Entry/Doctor of Nursing Practice (MDE/DNP)

  • Program Length: Four years (15 months MDE plus three years DNP)
  • Degrees Awarded: Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Eligibility for RN licensure after successful completion of the MDE program
  • Eligibility for APRN licensure after successful completion of the DNP program

Masters Direct Entry/Doctor of Philosophy (MDE/PhD)

  • Program Length: 4-5 years combined (15 months MDE + 3-4 years PhD)
  • Degree awarded for MDE Program - Master of Science (MS)
    • Eligibility for RN licensure after successful completion of the program
  • Degrees awarded for PhD Program - M.Phil (during PhD program) and PhD

Tuition and Fees

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor's Degree (in a discipline other than nursing from an accredited college or university)

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants must complete prerequisite coursework for an accredited college or university. It is required that completed courses have a grade of a B or better.

  • Psychology (intro, developmental, or lifespan)
  • Statistics (completed within five years of the start term of the program)
  • Human Anatomy or Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy or Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • English Composition (International Applicants Only)

For more detailed information regarding prerequisite courses, please visit our MDE Prerequisite Courses page.

International Applicants

International applicants are eligible to apply to the MDE or MDE/PhD programs. For more information, please visit our MDE International Students page.

Contact the Office of Admissions 

560 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
United States

Walk-in Hours: Mon, Tue, and Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Appointments Only: Wed and Thu: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Note: We are not accepting any walk-ins or in-person appointments until further notice.