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Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #85 (BCR) Online
Generate and disseminate knowledge to advance nursing science and facilitate its translation into practice; desgin and evaluate innovations to improve health outcomes; engage in and lead collaborative research teams; and influence health science agenda-setting and policy initiatives.

Overview

Program Overview

Consider a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) if you want a focus on research in a clinical, academic or scientific environment. You can enter the PhD level of graduate study as a post-Bachelor of Science in Nursing student (BSN-PhD Option - 79 credits) or as a student who has attained a master's degree in nursing (MS-PhD Option - 64 credits) or a student who has attained a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP-PhD option).

Part-time and full-time options are available. Full-time study requires a minimum of 9 credits per semester. MS-PhD students who have not completed a graduate statistics course within the past five years will be required to enroll in a graduate statistics course the first fall semester of the program. As a PhD graduate you will:

  • generate and disseminate knowledge to advance nursing science and facilitate its translation into practice
  • design and evaluate innovations to improve health outcomes
  • engage in and lead collaborative research teams
  • influence health science agenda-setting and policy initiatives

Coursework in nursing and other sciences are emphasized during the early portion of an individualized program of study. As you continue through the program, time is increasingly devoted to research conducted under the supervision of a faculty researcher and mentor. For the College, our three areas of research excellence are listed below.

  • Biobehavioral Neuroscience (faculty with this focus)
  • Health Disparities and Illness Self-Management (faculty with this focus)
  • Population Health & Wellness: Health Promotion, Systems and Informatics (faculty with this focus)

Accreditation

University of Arizona Accreditation

  • The University of Arizona is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • The University of Arizona College of Nursing is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    79 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance, Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Data Management in Healthcare Systems Spring
  • Human Factors in Health Information Technology Fall
  • Theories of Leadership & Organizational Management Fall
  • Theories of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction in Nursing Spring
  • Technology for Expanding Healthcare Capacity Spring
  • Emerging Diseases and Population Health Fall
  • Rural Health Systems Summer
  • Rural Community Health

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

General Requirements

Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Master of Science (MS) in Nursing degree, cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Three recommendations attesting to the applicant’s potential to succeed in doctoral study. Recommendations will be submitted electronically through the online application
  • Completion of the online University of Arizona Graduate College Application. For instructions, click here
  • Transcripts
  • Computer literacy
  • Applicant-Faculty mentoring match
  • Additional documentation will be required if offered admission into the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Degree Total TuitionResidents: $82,945.171Non-Residents: $143,3611

Funding

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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