Doctoral Programs

Humanities (Ph.D.)

Who May Apply

Individuals with master’s degrees who are highly motivated to explore the relationship between humanities and technology are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

The following materials must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education by March 15 for September admission, Sept. 15 for January admission and Jan. 15 for June admission:

  • Completed online application (printable PDF application).
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each college or university attended, including proof of an approved master’s degree with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Personal statement.
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty who have taught the applicant, that address the applicant’s ability to succeed in doctoral studies. Letters should be submitted via the recommendation form.
  • A 15-page paper completed for a master’s degree course.
  • An online writing sample.
  • A current resume.

Applications must be completed within one year of initial submission or individuals may be required to resubmit materials. All application materials become a permanent and confidential part of University records and are not returned.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Who May Apply

Individuals with a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited university with a GPA of at least 3.0 are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold an unencumbered license or have eligibility for RN licensure in the state of Rhode Island. The license will need to be obtained prior to any clinical experiences.

How to Apply

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is offered in a cohort format, with a new cohort beginning each fall. Applications for the fall 2016 semester are due May 1, and applicants will receive notification of admission decisions in July.

The following materials must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education by May 1 for September admission:

  • Completed online application.
  • Non-refundable application fee.
  • Clear criminal background check and negative drug screen.
  • An essay relating doctoral study to professional goals.
  • Resume.
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  • Copy of all registered nurse licenses.
  • Letters of recommendation from three clinical peers/supervisors who attest to communication and clinical competence. (Salve Regina alumni are required to submit two letters of recommendation.)
  • Interview with the Department of Nursing chairwoman and faculty.
  • Evidence of completion of three credits in statistics.

For both doctoral programs, non-native English speakers are required to submit results from the TOEFL or IELTS. To be considered for admission, students must have a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 100 or IELTS score of 7.0. English proficiency exams may be waived for those applicants who have earned a degree from an overseas university where the primary language of instruction is English, or from a college or university in the U.S.