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Nursing (PHD) 
Program Description

The PhD in Nursing is ideal for the student who wants to focus on research in a clinical, academic, or scientific environment.  Students may enter the PhD level of graduate study as a post-BSN student, as a student who has attained the master's degree in nursing or a student who has attained a DNP.  Part-time and full-time options are available.  The program is offered online.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Nursing -

The College of Nursing at the University of Arizona offers a variety of programs at the graduate level.  Programs are available for students pursuing a first degree in nursing, as well as students interested in advancing in the professional as leaders, advanced practice nurses, and nurse researchers.  Please visit the College of Nursing's website for detailed information about our college, faculty and programs.

College of Nursing  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Santiago Tso
Graduate Program Coordinator
Santiago Tso
Director of Graduate Studies
Lois J Loescher
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Elise Bowler
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

All applicants to the PhD program should review the application information on the College of Nursing's website.  Admission requirements include personal statements, an updated CV and other documents.  

Standardized Tests

We do not require any standardized tests for admission to the PhD Program.

Financial Aid

Students in the PhD in Nursing Program are eligible for university and college funding.  All students are encouraged to file an updated FAFSA form each year. The College of Nursing awards internal scholarships on a rolling basis each spring to currently admitted students.  

Admissions Deadlines

Students are admitted to the PhD program once per year for an August start.  Applications are due December 1 of each year.  Applicants are encouraged to review the information on the College of Nursing website prior to submitting an application.

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
NRC Taxon(a) for this program: Nursing

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

The PhD in Nursing degree prepares graduates to be nurse scientists, nurse researchers and nurse faculty.  Applicants are encouraged to review the program requirements and information found in the handbooks, and on the college's website.

Minor Requirements

The PhD in Nursing requires a minor for completion.  Students may complete a minor in nursing, or another discipline as decided with the faculty advisor upon admission.

Student Handbook  

Program StatisticsInformation about these numbers

Program-level Information
Application Acceptance Rate 50%
Med. Time-to-degree (years) 3.50
Department-level Information
Enrollment Percent Male 14%
Enrollment Percent Female 86%
Enrollment Percent International 0%
Enrollment Percent URM 23%

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Last revised 16 Mar 2018