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School of Nursing

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Applications for Fall 2024 is October 1, 2023 to June 1, 2024, for the  Fresno State Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Approved from the California State University, Office of the Chancellor. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the Califronia State University, Fresno is accrediated by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Admission Timeline

Nursing Doctorate


October 1, 2023 - June 1, 2024

Applications are considered on a rolling basis as they are received. Once the cohort is filled, applicants are placed on a waiting list. Early submission is encouraged.

  • Zoom interviews are by invitation only to qualified applicants. 
  • Official Transcripts from all institutions attended are required. Please send in sealed envelopes to:

    California State University, Fresno
    Attn: Graduate Admissions Office
    5150 N Maple M/S JA57
    Fresno, CA 93740-8026

    Electronic transcripts generated by issuing institution, please send to:
    • Note: Official transcripts often take time to be sent from the original institution. If the last college or university you attended is California State University, Fresno, your transcripts will be generated by the university upon receipt of your application. 

October 15, 2023 - July 31, 2024

Interviews will be scheduled upon receipt of application. You will be contacted for an interview by the DNP Program. 

June 1, 2024

Application Deadline

  • Application MUST be received by June 1, 2024

June 10, 2024

Document Deadline
  • Application fees and transcripts must be postmarked by this date
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed

August 19, 2024


Start Fall semester 

Intensives Dates: TBD in August 2024

Fall 2024 Application Instructions for Prospective Students


STEP 1: Apply to the University via Cal State Apply before June 1, 2024

You will need to do the following:
1. Create an account if you do not already have one. Apply as a Graduate and select a graduate option.

2. In the Add Program tab, select Fresno State as the campus

3. Under the Fresno Graduate section, add Nursing Doctorate as the program name

4. Select the My Application tab and begin entering your information

Each section must be completed before you may submit your application.
For instructions, please refer to the Cal State Apply Graduate Application Guide

There is a non-refundable application fee of $70 for this application to the university.

STEP 2: Create your Fresno State Email account

After your application has been submitted, you will receive a letter of acknowledgment from the university with instructions for setting up a Fresno State student account and access to the Student Portal on My Fresno State. It is your responsibility to create your student email account.

Refer to Graduate Applicants website for detailed instructions to check the status of your application

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid

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