PhD in Nursing Science Program


  Application for Fall 2020
Application deadline January 1, 2020
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Curriculum Overview

Our program requires 72 semester credit hours, of which 15 may be transferred from master's course work (pending review and approval by the graduate faculty). The remaining 57 credit hours required for graduation are detailed below:

Credit Hours

Source Hours
Total Credits Required for Graduation 72
Transfer Credits (from Master's) 15
Core PhD Course Work 32
Track-Specific Course Work 15
Research Practica & Dissertation 10
Track-Specific Course Work (Total of 15 Credits)  

Total of 9 credits of required track-related courses

Total of 6 credits that support area of research (electives)


Students must choose either the Clinical Research Track or the Health Services Research Track when they are applying to the program. Once admitted to the program, students must follow program procedures if they wish to change their track.