18 College of Health Professions Graduate Programs
Applying for Admission Pace University's graduate admissions counselors welcome the opportunity to review your career goals with you to help you deter-mine the best educational path for your future. We're always avail-able in person, by phone, and via e-mail to answer any questions you may have. Your counselor also serves as a valuable referral source, connecting you with the appropriate Pace faculty and admin-istrators who can meet with you one-on-one to discuss academic curricula, financial aid, assistantships, and career opportunities.Please review the application checklist. You may choose to have your official documents sent to Pace University Office of Graduate Admis-sion either before or after you have submitted your application.Application checklist $70 application fee Personal statement Resume 2 Recommendations Official College or University transcript(s) from all institutions Official MAT/GRE (for CDP only) test score report Official TOEFL or IELTS score report (if applicable) Pace University Financial Affidavit and Bank Documentation of Available Funds for international applicants who, if accepted, will require a student or exchange visitor's visaGraduate Nursing admission criteria include:. Scholastic aptitude as evidenced by previous academic work, motivation, leadership potential, and maturity. Undergraduate CQPA of 3.0. MS/MA/CGS only: NYS RN license. CDP only: MAT/GRE scores. Undergraduate Statistics and Nursing Research. Computer literacy. Nursing Education program only: Applicants must provide evidence that they have practiced for a minimum of one year full-time or its equivalent as an RN in a well-defined clinical practice settingCandidates for the DNP must:. Be a graduate of an accredited master's degree program in nursing. Have exceptional conceptual skills as evidenced by a real-time writing sample (completed at interview). Have a minimum GPA of 3.3 in their master's degree program in nursing, or equivalent professional experience. Be state certified and board eligible as a family nurse practitioner* and licensed as a registered nurse in the state where the capstone courses will be completed. Have advanced practice nursing experience. Submit a two-page essay with their application discussing personal goals for completing the DNP: - Student essays must be submitted in Arial or Times New Roman, 12 pt font size, with 1 inch margins, double-spaced - Student essays must have the applicant's name and the title of her/his statement*See information on page 8.The information contained herein was compiled prior to June 2011 and is accurate as of that date. For complete information on graduate programs at Pace University, visit www.pace.edu.. Submit two letters of recommendation that describe the applicant's (advanced) clinical practice, potential for achieve-ment in graduate study, and potential for professional achievement. The letters of recommendation should address the applicant's intellectual ability, ability to work with others, ability in written and oral expression, maturity, initiative/independence, and creativity/originality.. Submit a current professional resume.Candidates for the PA Program must:. Apply through the CASPA (Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants) at www.caspaonline.org; applications are only accepted through this system. Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and complete all prerequisite science and math courses listed on page 12. Have a minimum cumulative QPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale and a minimum cumulative science QPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale. Have documented 200 hours of volunteer or job-related health care experience. Submit a one page personal statement describing why they wish to become a physician assistant. Submit three references from professionals (one of which must be from a health professional)Pace University Office of Graduate Admission New York City E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (212) 346-1531Westchester (Pleasantville and White Plains) E-mail: email@example.com (914) 422-4283Tuition2011-2012 graduate tuition for the College of Health Professions is $863 per credit** with the exception of the two-year CDP program, which is $926 per credit and the PA program, which is $992 per credit.**Pricing is subject to change and does not include the part-time evening CDP course, day CDP, and DNP programs.Priority deadline dates for applicants are as follows:PA Program (July 2012). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept 1CDP Program (Fall). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 1CDP Program (Spring). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Nov 1PA Completion Program (Spring). . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1FNP Program (Fall). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 1Nursing Education (Fall). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..June 1Nursing Education (Spring). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec 1DNP Program (Fall 2011 Cohort). . . . . . . . . . . . ..June 1Apply online today at: www.pace.edu/apply College of Health Professions Graduate Programs 19Pace University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.