The College of Nursing online PhD program integrates science, theory, and research to educate the next generation of nurse scientists and leaders. Our students strive to advance nursing knowledge and translate research into practice that promotes the health and care of patients.
What makes our program distinguished?
Ranked in the top 15% of graduate nursing programs by U.S. News and World Report, the online PhD is a research-intensive program that prepares doctoral students as scientists who generate knowledge to advance nursing. Similar to graduates of the college’s traditional PhD program, online PhD graduates are ready for careers in education, research, practice, and to assume leadership positions. Students work closely with faculty mentors to define their success early, and plan and conduct cutting-edge research using a variety of research methods.
Students are admitted as a cohort and are required to attend a one-week orientation at the beginning of the program and return to campus at the end of their program of study. Online courses are offered every two years and must be taken in sequence.
Explore research opportunities and focal areas in our Research and Impact section.
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