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.
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.
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.
We do not require any standardized tests for admission to the PhD Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Application Acceptance Rate||50%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||3.50|
|Enrollment Percent Male||14%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||86%|
|Enrollment Percent International||0%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||23%|