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Thank you for your interest in Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. No matter where you are on your nursing journey or what you want to achieve, we offer high-quality educational programs to help you meet your goals.

Before You Apply

  • Research our programs: Select the one that will best meet your educational and career goals. Our Next Steps page can help. Please note that applications and fees are not transferrable among programs, and fees are nonrefundable.
  • Review the application deadline page: Deadlines and starting terms vary among programs.
  • Gather your application materials: Check the webpage for your specific program of interest for a complete list of requirements. All application materials must be received by the deadline. We are unable process applications with missing or incomplete documentation.
  • Know your testing code: 

Please note that students admitted to Cizik School of Nursing must personally reside in the state of Texas before the first day of class. In addition, we are unable to sponsor students requiring F-1 visas.

How to apply

Cizik School of Nursing is transitioning the application process for some of our programs to the Nursing Centralized Application System (NCAS) platform. Therefore, the process varies depending on the program to which you are applying.

DNP and BSN-DNP Nurse Practitioner Tracks: Apply via NCAS

Use NCAS if you have either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and are applying to any of our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) tracks:

Applicants applying to these programs must submit all documents to NCAS. This includes the application, personal statement, résumé, and transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended. International applicants must submit TOEFL scores (if applicable), and individuals with degrees/coursework from outside the U.S. must submit a course-by-course evaluation of international credentials through NCAS. The NCAS system will prompt you to provide names and email addresses for three references and will automatically send them the reference form for completion. 

Applicants are required to pay the NCAS application fee of $75.00 and the UTHealth supplemental form fee is $60.00. Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable among programs.

BSN, MSN, BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia, and PhD Program Application Process

Use UTHealth Houston’s online application if you are applying to any of the following programs:

The online application process

  1. Submit the online application for admissions and pay the $60.00 nonrefundable application fee via credit/debit card.
  2. Submit all application materials to:

    Office of the Registrar
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    PO Box 20036
    Houston, Texas 77225-0036

  3. Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Electronic submission is preferred. Official transcripts may be sent directly from your post-secondary institutions to Transcripts will not be accepted if emailed from the student. Transcripts submitted on paper must be printed within six months of receipt and be in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
  4. If you have international credentials, a course-by-course evaluation from an Educational Credential Evaluator must also be submitted.
  5. Send your official test scores (if applicable). Please be sure to review the admissions requirements for your program to determine which, if any, tests are required.

    - The GRE code for sending test scores is 6906.
    - The HESI A2 Entrance Exam department ID for sending scores is 198326

  6. For graduate admissions, send three academic/professional references using the Cizik School of Nursing recommendation form.

Please note that students admitted to the Cizik School of Nursing must physically reside in the state of Texas before the first day of class. 


Once an application is received, you will be assigned a seven-digit application ID and granted access to ApplyUTH, where you can track the status of your application materials.

Once a decision is made, ApplyUTH is updated with the application status. If you are admitted, you will receive an email and a letter in the mail. If you are denied, you will receive a letter in the mail.

Please see the applications deadline page for approximate notification dates. If you have recently been admitted, please review checklist for new students for your next steps to enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or just have other questions, you can contact the Student Affairs office directly.