Admissions & Costs

At UNH, we strive to make the application process as simple and easy as possible. Below are the requirements for admission to the online Doctor of Nursing Practice program, application deadlines, tuition costs, financial aid, and scholarship information.

Admissions Criteria

The department encourages applications from those who:

  • Have an unencumbered registered nurse license in the United States (must be documented at the time of application);

  • Nurses who have obtained an M.S. in Nursing or equivalent degree (MBA, MHA, MPH) are welcome to apply. Plans of study will be individualized for students without a master’s in nursing on a case-by-case basis. Students without a master’s in nursing will be required to complete the full 1,000 clinical hours in the Online DNP program and may need to complete additional graduate level courses.

  • Three letters of reference pertaining to academic ability, professional competency, and personal character are required.
  • Have completed satisfactorily a personal statement essay of interest in pursuing graduate education; and
  • Have a home computer, printer, and Internet service provider that has high-speed, broadband Internet access.

Graduate School Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

The Graduate School accepts new students into the online Doctor of Nursing Practice program two times each year and considers applications on a rolling basis. Priority consideration is given to students whose applications and required materials are received by the following deadlines:

  • Fall/August Admission (e-Term 1): Applications due May 1st
  • Spring/January Admission (e-Term 3): Applications due December 1st

Tuition & Fees


  • $770/ credit for NH residents
  • $845/ credit for non-NH residents                                                                  

Program Total Number of Credits: 21-33*

Technology Fee per Semester:

  • 1-4 credits $26.00
  • 5-8 credits $51.25
  • 9-16 credits $102.50

Additional Tuition & Fees Information

Financial Aid

College Work Study and the Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan are the two forms of federal financial aid available to Graduate Students. To apply, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The UNH priority deadline is March 1. This is the date by which the FAFSA must be received by the federal processor, however, if your application is received after March 1st you will still be considered for the Federal Direct Loan, which is not subject to the priority deadline.

The basic eligibility requirements to be considered for Financial Aid include:

  • Attend classes at least half-time (5 or more credits per semester).
  • Enrollment in a degree program.
  • Documentation of United States citizenship or eligible non-citizen status.
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress.