PhD

This research-intensive program makes its home in the College of Nursing Cunningham building, incorporating 2 laboratories, 3 research centers and institutes, lecture halls, lounges and faculty offices. For maximum flexibility, the program is offered both full-time (9 credits) and part-time (6 credits) and structured so that the required doctoral nursing courses are offered only one day per week.

What students accomplish in the college's traditional PhD program depends on their focus area, personal interests and long-term research and career preferences. Faculty mentors help PhD candidates define their success early, and plan and conduct cutting-edge research. These research and mentorship experiences prepare doctoral students for successful careers as academic or clinical scientists, as educators and for other opportunities in the rapidly evolving nursing professions.

Discover more about the program opportunity and find a full course plan in our Forms & Material section.