Schools with PhD Programs in Montana

While no schools offer PhD programs in Montana, there are online degrees available from many accredited schools.

PhD Nurse Checklist

Gaining entry into these programs is a competitive process. Cohorts consist of selected students and available space is limited. There are strict application procedures in place and stringent deadline dates must be met. Each school has a different admissions policy and we advise contacting them directly to become familiar with their requirements. You must be in possession of a completed Master’s degree. If not, you are able to acquire the MSN through the offered bridge programs. High grades throughout your academic history will work to your advantage and multiple prerequisites are necessary. This is a list of what you will need when applying to a PhD program from Montana:

  • You must possess a registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner license that allows you to practice unhindered in Montana.
  • Examples of your creative written work or scholarly papers must be present in your application.
  • An essay on the subject of your professional objectives will need to be written by you. State exactly what your career goals consist of and describe the importance of completing your doctoral education.
  • Official transcripts must be submitted from each post-secondary institution that you have ever attended.
  • Immunizations against certain diseases are not negotiable and the school will require submittal of your latest medical checkup results. A background check is also likely to occur.
  • All accomplishments, experiences and interests in your voluntary, academic and professional capacities should be clearly detailed in your latest Curriculum Vitae.
  • You must have completed certain courses within the last five years and passed them with a minimum grade of C. They are statistics, research and nursing theory.
  • Provide proof of all clinical hours worked as a graduate scholar and as a specialized nurse practitioner.
  • You will need a minimum overall Grade Point Average score of 3.0 to be considered by some schools. The majority of schools will insist this be at least 3.5 on a scale of 4.0.
  • The BSN and MSN degrees are only valid if completed through an accredited college or university.
  • A personal interview must be attended. Ensure that you have plenty of available time and clear your schedule if necessary.
  • You will need three letters of reference that must attest to your ability to be successful in doctoral study. Only relevant sources are acceptable and some examples include faculty mentors, employers, medical doctors and professional peers.