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Doctor in Nursing Practice

Program Details

The online DNP degree program from the University of Missouri-St Louis is designed to accommodate nurses in direct or indirect clinical practice who are seeking advanced education. Students may customize their degree to suit their personal interests and professional goals by selecting one of the following concentrations:

  • Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Leadership in Population Health


  • MSN from a nationally accredited nursing program
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for applicants with a master’s degree in nursing
  • Current professional licensure
  • Completion of an undergraduate general statistics course or Graduate level general statistics course
  • Completion of an undergraduate health assessment course or equivalent
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A two-page essay, indicating your professional goals and proposed DNP project
  • A copy of your Advanced Nursing Practice Document of Recognition (if applicable)
  • A copy of your National Advanced Practice Certificate (if applicable)

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education


Due to higher education regulation changes, the University of Missouri–St. Louis is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs from students residing in several states: Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington. For more information regarding these regulations, contact UMSL on-line.