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Ramapo College Office of Graduate Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: (201) 684-7270
Text: (201) 800-6057
Fax: (201) 684-7964

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the DPN Program. Still don’t see the answer to your question? Email us at

How many credits is the DNP program?

The DNP program is 36 credits

How long does the DNP program take to complete?

The DNP program takes 3 years to complete, part time

Can I attend full time?

No, the program is only offered in a part time format

What is the delivery format?

The DNP program is hybrid in delivery with most work being completed online and a few in person meetings required every semester

When can I start the DNP program?

The DNP program has a Fall start term (September) only

Do I need to have my MSN before applying?

Yes, the DNP is a post master’s program and requires that students have earned their MSN

What is the minimum GPA requirement?

The minimum MSN GPA required is 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

How much does the DNP program cost?

Tuition is approximately $1,140 per credit.

Estimated total cost of the DNP program (36 credits) = $41,008
*There is no additional cost for out-of-state students

Are their payment plans and/or employer reimbursement cooperation agreements?

We do have in-house payment plan options and cooperate with employer reimbursement programs. More information can be found here

Is there graduate financial aid available?

Yes, Graduate students may borrow up to $20,500 annually under the Federal Direct Stafford Loan programs.
To qualify for a Federal Direct Stafford loan, graduate students must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours per semester.  Students enrolled for less than 6 credits may consider an alternative loan.