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.
  • Two 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

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 semester are due May 1, and applicants will receive notification of admission decisions in July.

The following materials must be submitted for BSN-DNP program:

  • Completed online application.
  • Transcript for a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0, along with all other official transcripts in which collegiate credit was obtained.
  • Unencumbered license or eligibility for RN licensure in the state of Rhode Island, and any additional licenses, if applicable.
  • Personal statement relating to professional goals and advanced practice.
  • Portfolio (include curriculum vita/resume) that includes a description of current and past clinical practice as well as any presentations and/ or publications.
  • Letters of recommendation from two clinical peers/supervisors who attest to communication and clinical competence (Salve Regina alumni are required to submit two letters of recommendation).
  • Interview with the director of the BSN-DNP program, chair of the Rodgers Family Department of Nursing and/or a designated faculty member.
  • Evidence of completion of three credits in statistics.

The following materials must be submitted for the post-master's DNP program:

  • Completed online application.
  • Transcripts for baccalaureate and master's degrees in nursing from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0, along with all other official transcripts in which collegiate credit was obtained.
  • Unencumbered licenses for RN and APRN from the state of Rhode Island (license will need to be obtained prior to any clinical experiences).
  • Unencumbered license or eligibility for APRN licensure in the state of Rhode Island.
  • Copy of all unencumbered registered nurse and APRN licenses.
  • Copy of certification certificate for the APRN.
  • Personal statement relating doctoral study and research expectations to professional goals.
  • Portfolio (include curriculum vita/resume) that includes a description of current and past clinical practice as well as any presentations and/ or publications.
  • Letters of recommendation from two clinical peers/supervisors who attest to communication and clinical competence.
  • Interview with the director of the BSN-DNP program, chair of the Rodgers Family Department of Nursing and/or a designated faculty member.
  • Evidence of completion of three credits in statistics and advanced research.

Post-master's doctoral students will complete 30 credits, including 15 credits of the DNP scholarly project (thesis) to fulfill the requirements of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

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.