Ph.D. On Campus


University of California, San Francisco

48 months
32433 USD/year
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Nursing from University of California, San Francisco prepares nursing scholars who will generate and transmit knowledge that is fundamental to the discipline of nursing and to nursing practice.


Nursing from University of California, San Francisco focuses on preparation of scientists who will conduct nursing research; develop theory and contribute to the body of knowledge in nursing and the health sciences; and disseminate research findings through scholarly publications and presentations, including classroom teaching.

 The full scope of nursing concerns related to direct, indirect, and institutional care, as well as the social and policy factors shaping that care, are within the purview of the degree preparation

Students at Nursing from University of California, San Francisco will:

  • get coursework in the areas of research, nursing science and theory development.
  • get a basis for projected dissertation focus and the subsequent initial program of research.
  • get development of a dissertation research proposal, data collection and analysis, and the writing of the dissertation. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Qualitative Research Design 
  • Quantitative Research Design
  • Philosophy of Nursing Science
  • Probability/Statstics  
  • Theory Development in Nursing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Students should have either a Bachelor's degree in Nursing (minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, verified by official transcripts) or a Master's degree in Nursing (minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, verified by official transcripts)
  • Official Transcripts
  • English proficiency for non-native English speakers 
  • A minimum of four recommendations are required (a maximum of five is permitted). While there is no minimum academic degree required from referees, applicants are strongly encouraged to request letters from individuals who are experienced with the requirements of rigorous doctoral-level educational programs.
  • A current resume or C/V, including all research, work and volunteer experiences
  • Application fee 

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In-state tuition and fees are fully covered for the first three years, the annual tuition is 11,442 USD

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
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