• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The only one of its kind in the mid-Hudson region, Pace University’s PhD in Nursing 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 program at Pace University is designed to be a research-intensive experience. Students will join faculty to tackle the root cause of health problems identified as the "social determinants of health." Their research will focus on primary health care, a people-centered approach to health that makes prevention as important as the cure. Program graduates develop new nursing science, serve as leaders of the profession, and educate the next generation of nurses. 


  • 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 Structure

The PhD in Nursing 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.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

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

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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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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