The application process begins by applying online (through Apply Texas) to the College of Graduate Studies at Tarleton State University.
Admission requirements to the College of Graduate Studies and the Department of Nursing must be met.
College of Graduate Studies Admission Requirements
To be granted full admission to the Graduate School, the applicant must have (from College of Graduate Studies Admission Requirements):
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution (or equivalent from a foreign institution)
- At least a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of completed coursework
- Completed graduate application with essay and paid processing fee
- Submitted all official transcripts
- Taken TOEFL or IELTS (if an international student)
- Satisfied other applicable program prerequisites
Department of Nursing Admission Requirements
- Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from an accredited program of Nursing (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing [ACEN] or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education [CCNE]).
- Hold a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the United States and be eligible for unencumbered licensure in Texas. Proof of unencumbered current Texas license must be demonstrated by the start of course work.
- Basic statistics course with grade of “C” or better
- 3 letters of recommendation* (a Reference Form is available from the website www.tarleton.edu/nursing)
- Resume *
- International students to have one year experience as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States
- Applications for the fall must be submitted by June 1st.
- Applications for the Spring must be submitted by November 1st
June 1 to begin in Fall & November 1 to begin in Spring
*Letters of recommendation and resume to be submitted to:
Susan M. Rugari, PhD, RN, CNS
Department of Nursing
Stephenville, Texas 76402
Webpage updated 06/24/2015 COGS Criteria Revision approved Fall 2013
DON Criteria approved 3/28/12