• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Nursing program from Uni versity of Missouri–St. Louis prepares nurses to pursue theoretical inquiry and conduct original research for the purpose of extending knowledge in the field.  

The Doctoral programs involve core coursework and independent research projects for dissertation. The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The AACN does not accredit Doctor of Philosophy programs. 

Key facts:

The PhD program 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. 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is designed for nurses interested in pursuing a practice doctorate instead of the traditional research doctorate. The practice doctorate is for advanced clinicians who are in direct or indirect clinical practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Healthcare Systems, Concepts, and Nursing Theories
  • Research, Interventions, and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Biostatistics
  • Development of the Nurse Scientist
  • Nursing Science & Theory
  • Design and Methods

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

BSN to Ph.D.

  • Graduation from a nationally accredited baccalaureate program with 3.25 minimum GPA (4.0 scale).
MSN to Ph.D.
  • Graduation from a nationally accredited master's program with 3.25 minimum GPA (4.0 scale).

BSN/MSN to DNP:

  • Admission to the University by completing the UMSL Graduate School application
    • Completion of College of Nursing supplemental application
    • BSN/MSN from a nationally accredited nursing program
    • BSN/MSN 3.0 GPA 
    • Current professional licensure
    • Completion of an undergraduate general statistics course

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      14738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7369 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      6002 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3001 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
    • In-State

      6002 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3001 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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    Living costs for Saint Louis

    • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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