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Doctor of Philosophy Specializations

Application requirements

The Department of Graduate Nursing offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing. The student may choose from the following specializations:

  • Health promotion and disease prevention in underserved and rural populations
  • Health outcomes
  • Nursing education

Course Delivery Methods

All emphases are available on a part-time basis (the length of which is determined on an individual basis). Nursing courses are delivered face-to-face utilizing videoconferencing technology and also web-based instruction. Course schedule will include fall, spring and summer requirements.

Options

There are two options, the 60-credit option for applicants with a master's degree in nursing or a related field and the 90-credit option for applicants with a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Option 1: 60-credit Ph.D.

This option is for applicants with a master's degree in nursing or related field. To learn more about course requirements for the 60-credit Ph.D., see the curriculum plan:

Option 2: 90-credit Ph.D.

This option is for applicants with a bachelor's degree in nursing. To learn more about course requirements for the 90-credit Ph.D. see the curriculum plan:

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