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University of Missouri–St. Louis

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The Nursing program from University of Missouri–St. Louis is designed for students seeking a traditional research doctorate with the desire to master both the broad discipline of nursing as well as the depth of a specific area of study. 

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Key Features

The Nursing program from University of Missouri–St. Louis is dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge and science of nursing, the stewardship of the profession, and educating new nurse researchers. 

We are glad of your interest in the PhD Program. The goals of our collaborative time together are to:

  • Develop expertise and knowledge to establish a program of research and scholarship.
  • Translate nursing research into practice and policy to improve health and healthcare systems.
  • Provide leadership to effect change in healthcare practice, policy, and education issues by collaboration and partnerships.
  • Collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Improve the healthcare quality of life, individuals/families/communities regionally, nationally and internationally.

At UMSL College of Nursing’s PhD program, we transform lives. Faculty will assist you to accomplish the following:

  • Publishing
  • Presenting
  • Analyzing information and research methods
  • Synthesizing theories from nursing, natural, or behavioral sciences for application
  • Synthesizing published research
  • Conducting one in-depth research study, the dissertation

In summary, the PhD curriculum is fully online (95% asynchronous and 5% synchronous) in nursing science, theory, research, statistics, and cognates that may be taken throughout the University of Missouri system. Some courses also have a face-to-face option for international students and other students with special needs. The PhD culminates in the student’s design, implementation, and completion of dissertation research under supervision of the graduate faculty. Dissertations demonstrate scientific competencies and a contribution to the discipline and practice of nursing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics 
  • Social Determinants of Health 
  • Development of the Nurse Scientist 
  • Healthcare Policy 
  • Nursing Science & Theory
  • State of the Science 
  • Cognates 
  • Design and Methods 
  • Mixed Methods in Healthcare

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Start dates & application deadlines

More details

After January 15, rolling admissions until class is full.





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Provide official transcripts from all previous institutions
  • Have graduated from a nationally accredited baccalaureate or master's nursing program with a 3.25 minimum GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Obtain two letters of reference focusing on past academic achievement or capacity to accomplish future research or scholarship


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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