• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The only one of its kind in the mid-Hudson region, the PhD in Nursing at Pace University is a research-intensive program that prepares graduates for tenure track faculty positions to educate the next generation of nurses, develop new nursing science, or take on a stronger leadership role in global health or healthcare policy.
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The  PhD in Nursing at Pace University   is a full-time, 45-credit program that can be completed in two and a half years of coursework (plus a dissertation) with meetings one day per week during the academic year. Using a cohort model, students progress through the program as a group, building a supportive network and community of future peers.

Special features of the program include research focus on primary health care (people centered; health promotion and prevention) and emphasis on social determinants of health.


  • Academic leadership
  • Academic tenure-track faculty
  • Global health leadership
  • Healthcare policy
  • Patient care administration
  • Research in areas such as healthcare transformation, patient engagement, and population health
  • Strategic improvement of healthcare quality and access

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Advanced Nursing in Primary Health Care
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Development of Nursing Knowledge
  • Health Care Policy: Strategic Action
  •  Measurement in Nursing Research
  • Interprofessional Approaches to Research

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, at least one of which is in nursing
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary education
  • Statement of career and research goals
  • Resume or CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Interview in person or via Skype with the Nursing Admissions Committee
  • On-site writing example

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1390 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1390 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1390 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1390 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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