Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
Duquesne University

Program Details

The online PhD in Nursing degree program curriculum reflects not only the national trends in nursing research, but also the faculty research agenda including vulnerable and underserved populations. Pre-doctoral funding is emphasized early on in the program. Graduates are prepared for successful careers in nursing education, research, and organizational leadership in the United States and abroad.


  • Current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse
  • A bachelor of science in nursing degree
  • A master's degree (A master of science in nursing is preferred, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants without a master's degree in nursing may be required to take additional nursing courses.)
  • Prerequisite courses: Graduate course in Statistics (3 credits); Graduate course in Nursing Research Methods (3 credits) OR Research/Evidence Based Practice (3 credits)
  • Successful phone interview with PhD Admissions Committee member may be required

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Geographic Restrictions

Duquesne University is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, W