Ph.D. Online


University at Buffalo

36 months
11550 USD/year
11550 USD/year
5655 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Nursing program from University at Buffalo, is offered in a distance-accessible format using synchronously and asynchronously type format.


The Nursing PhD program at the University at Buffalo, prepares nurse scientists to: generate new knowledge and theory; extend the evidence-base of nursing and other disciplines; and disseminate this knowledge in their roles as researchers, academics and leaders, to affect change in policy, practice, and the profession of nursing. 

All doctoral classes are scheduled just two days per week, in order to accommodate the working student. 


PhD graduates will be nurse scholars who:

  • Develop the empirical and theoretical bases of nursing practice within a defined research program.
  • Utilize advanced research methodologies and technology in the pursuit of knowledge.
  • Demonstrate expertise in communication of research findings to the scientific and social policy communities.
  • Provide leadership in the development and application of knowledge to nursing research, practice and education using multidisciplinary perspectives.
  • Relate nursing research to the development and/or implementation of health care policy regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Integrate knowledge of our multicultural society into nursing research to improve and enhance health care and reduce disparities in health outcomes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • A PhD program of study requires a significant time commitment. More than 20 hours of work per week outside of the program is discouraged during full-time coursework or dissertation research. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


57 alternative credits




Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission requirements vary by program, but here we provide some general graduate admission requirements. Once you've read these general requirements, please contact your desired department for specific advice and details on submitting your application and documents.

    To be eligible for graduate study at UB, we expect:

    • A B-grade or higher
    • Appropriate standardized test scores (DAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, etc.). Not all programs require test scores. See the official academic test scores section below for more information.
    • Letters of recommendation.
    • An internship or relevant work experience (for some programs).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    5655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 USD per year during 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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