Doctoral Admissions

Rivier University offers distinguished doctoral programs in Education, Nursing, and Psychology to prepare professionals for the highest level of education in their fields.

Doctoral Programs at Rivier

Rivier’s doctoral programs build on more than 80 years of experience serving the need for outstanding professionals in New Hampshire and beyond. As a doctoral student, you will be challenged by a group of accomplished faculty who are leaders in your field. You’ll also be surrounded by fellow students who share a passion for leadership and taking on a transformational role in society.

Information Sessions

Information Sessions offer a great chance to have an admissions counselor answer your questions about Rivier in a small group setting. You can get answers to questions about our academic programs, faculty, financial aid programs, and more.

DNP | Virtual Information Session | 5:30 p.m.

  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021

Ed.D. | Virtual Information Session | 5:30 p.m.

  • November 17, 2021
  • December 15, 2021

Psy.D. | Virtual Information Session | 5:30 p.m.

  • November 17, 2021
  • December 15, 2021

Register for a session, contact an Admissions counselor at (603) 897-8507, or book a one-on-one virtual meeting today.

Doctoral Admissions Requirements

Admissions requirements differ based on your program of choice. To read more, choose your program below. Our Admissions Counselors are available to answer any questions you have about the process.

Rivier University does not discriminate in its application process. Read our non-discrimination policy.

Doctor of Education in Leadership and Learning

Rivier’s Ed.D. program seeks to prepare leaders who anticipate the need for effective policies, practices, and interventions based on current research to promote and enhance leadership in learning and teaching.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Work at your highest potential and support advances in the worldwide quality of care and patient safety with Rivier's clinically focused DNP.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (Systems Leadership Track)

Develop your own scientific theories of health, illness, and human behavior and apply them to strategies and interventions for entire health systems.

Doctor of Psychology in Counseling and School Psychology

Rivier University is the first college or university in the state of New Hampshire to offer a combined doctoral program in counseling and school psychology and is one of only eight other programs in the country.


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