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Post-Master's Admissions Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirement for the Post-Master's Certificate at UTHealth

Per the regulations defining the amount of allowable online course credits, UTHealth is unable to sponsor Post-Master's Certificate students requiring an F-1 visa. 

Applicants requesting admission to one of the Post-Master's Certificate programs must submit the following: 

  1. Online application for admissions and a non-refundable $60.00 application fee. 
  2. Official MSN transcript from the institution attended. If you have previously attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) it is not necessary to request a transcript. Electronic submission is preferred.
  3. Three (3) satisfactory academic/professional references. Supply individual references with an applicant letter of reference form (pdf).
  4. Evidence of current Texas nursing licensure or nursing licensure in state of residence.
  5. Documentation of BCLS if Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Education or Nursing Leadership and Administration.
  6. Documentation of BCLS and ACLS if Adult/Care Care Nurse Practitioner.
  7. A professional curriculum vitae or resume.

 Additional Requirements:

  • An interview is required of qualified applicants and is by invitation.

Additional Requirements (if admitted into program):

Enrollment is contingent upon successful completion of immunization screening, immigration status clearance, Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (CPR) Certification, and clearance of the mandatory criminal background check and drug screening.

Submit all application materials to:

Office of Registrar
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
7000 Fannin, Suite 2250
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-500-3361
Fax: 713-500-3356
Email: registrar@uth.tmc.edu

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

Essential Skills for Nursing

Nurses must be able to demonstrate cognitive skills in critical thinking and logical/analytical thinking. Nurses must also have psychomotor skills, including fine motor dexterity, physical strength, coordination, and proper body mechanics. Observational skills are also required, such as the ability to hear within the normal decibel range, the ability to read English in regular to extra-fine print, and the ability to palpate/auscultate.