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Ph.D. in Health Professions

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Thank you for your interest in the Ph.D. in Health Professions Education program. This page describes the procedures for applying. If you have questions, please first check the FAQs on this website, then,feel free to contact us if you have further questions at 617-521-2605 or snhs@simmons.edu.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: If you require an F-1 visa to study in the U.S., you must be accepted to and enrolled in a degree -seeking program on a full-time basis. The Ph.D. in Health Professions program is not offered on a full time basis, thus, individuals requiring an F-1 visa are not eligible to apply. Taking courses as a non-degree student is not possible.

If you hold an H visa, please contact the Office of Admission at 617-521-2605 or snhs@simmons.edu to determine if you are eligible to apply. Please be certain to tell us what type of H visa you hold,when and where you obtained your bachelor's and master's degrees.

Application Procedure

All applicants must submit:

  1.  An electronic application and all supporting paper materials.
  2. A non-refundable application fee of $100 (unless an appropriate application fee waiver code is included: SNHS will provide this code).
  3. All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts(whether or not a degree was awarded or if the courses were  taken some time ago, were not specific to the program for which you are applying,or appear on another transcript as study abroad or transfer credit). Student copies are not considered official. Allow ample time to request transcripts so that you can submit them by the deadline date.
  4. If you were born outside the U.S., but have U.S. citizenship,please provide evidence such as a copy of your U.S. passport. Faxed copies are not legible.
  5. Three letters of recommendations (at least one must be from a faculty member) on letterhead stationery with original signatures in signed, sealed envelopes. These individuals should not represent a single institution or facility. See the recommendation forms in the link below.

Send Separately:

  1. Official GRE scores taken within 5 years before the application deadline, sent directly to SNHS by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Allow 4-6 weeks for these official scores to arrive at SNHS. Student score reports and electronic scores are not acceptable. An application will not be considered complete nor will an admission decision be made unless official scores have been received by the application deadline. Simmons GRE code is 3761.
  2. Official TOEFL scores taken within two years before the application deadline,sent directly to SNHS by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Allow 4-6 weeks for these official scores to arrive at SNHS. Student score reports and electronic scores are not acceptable. No other English language proficiency exam is acceptable. An application will not be considered complete nor will an admission decision be made unless official scores have been received by the application deadline. Simmons TOEFL code is 3761. Required scores: 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) or 100 (internet based).

Since there are six admission offices at Simmons, do not simply address materials to "Admission Office," as your valued information could remain the wrong office. Send all paper materials to:

School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Simmons College
Office of Admission
Room S332
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898

Applications Deadline Dates

  • October 1 for Spring(January) entry
  • June 1 for Fall(September) entry

Application

Academic Records: Transcripts

Official transcripts for all courses completed(undergraduate and graduate) at regionally accredited U.S. post-secondary institutions, whether or not a degree was awarded or regardless of when the courses were taken or if the courses which appear on another transcript as transfer or study abroad credit.

If you attended a study abroad program and a separate transcript exists, send that as well. Educational documents should clearly indicate the degree earned and the date awarded. Such transcripts must be received in signed/sealed envelopes. Photocopies or copies "issued to students" are not acceptable.

If you hold a visa other than F-1,and you earned a degree abroad, academic records must include end of year marks sheets for each year of attendance, not just final exam results or a copy of the degree. Educational documents should clearly indicate the degree and date awarded. Overseas post-secondary institutions must be recognized by the Ministry of Education in the home country. Academic records in the native language and an official English translation(if needed) are required. English translations must be provided by someone other than the applicants, friend or family member.

It may also be necessary for the applicant to submit an interpretation by a foreign credential services agency. Interpretations of foreign credentials by an evaluation service do not replace official academic records. These evaluations are assessments of the curriculum and are not accepted in lieu of official academic documents. Contact our office at 617-521-2605 to determine if this is needed. When you call, please be prepared to provide the name of the institution and country where the degree was earned.

For applicants who have taken courses in the U.S. or earned a degree in the U.S., request unofficial copies of your transcripts so that you can refer to them when completing the required GPA calculations in the application. If you receive officially signed/sealed envelopes from institutions, do not open them before submitting to our office as this will render them as unofficial.

GPA Calculations

You are required to calculate and submit GPA calculations for undergraduate and graduate courses. You can download these forms as a single PDF:

To assist you in calculating GPAs, please refer to the Grading Scale below:

Grading Scale

To assist you in calculating GPAs, please refer to the Grading Scale below:

Recommendations

 The recommendation procedure is a three-part process. All recommendations should be written on official preprinted letterhead stationery,not on a computer-generated template. All forms and recommendations should include original inked signatures.No emails, faxes or photocopies of these materials can be accepted. Please either send the link below to your recommenders or download,print and send the forms to them. These documents cannot be sent electronically. 

You can download the application recommendation forms as a single PDF below: