Indiana University Online

107 South Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7000

Program Details

The online PhD in Nursing Science (IUPUI) from Indiana University Online prepares students to become nurse scientists who conduct cutting-edge research in nursing education, health systems, and clinical science to enhance the care of individuals and families across the lifespan. Graduates of the program are expected to:

  • ​Synthesize knowledge from nursing as well as biological and behavioral sciences to investigate health phenomena
  • ​Utilize analytical and empirical methods to extend nursing knowledge and scholarship
  • ​Conduct and communicate independent research that advances the body of scientific knowledge 
  • ​Defend the social significance of the extended knowledge base of nursing
  • ​Interpret nursing science within an inter-disciplinary context

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
    • Delivery Format:
      Mostly Online
    • Completion Time:
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
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    • Out of State Rate:
    • Additional Fees :
    • Fees Overview :
      • General Fee (per semester): $213.76
      • Technology Fee (per semester): $104.58
    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
    • Required Admission Tests:
    • International Students Accepted:
    • Accelerated Degree:


    • Copy of official college transcripts
    • Research Advisor Letter
    • Three references
    • Personal statement
    • Copy of your current registered nurse licensure (RN) in state of US residence
    • Current résumé or curriculum vitae
    • Complete the required statistics course

    While the entire program is conducted online or via videoconferencing technology, there is an on-campus intensive session, usually held for a week or two at the start of each summer.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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