Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (BSN to PhD)
The University of Texas at Tyler

Program Details

The online PhD in Nursing prepares nurse professionals to design and undertake research contributing to the advancement of nursing science and healthy innovations. With this online degree, students are able to stay in the communities where they live and work, while preparing to take on influential roles in the nursing profession.

Nursing professionals learn how to conduct culturally sensitive research in order to guide evidence-based practice. Coursework examines ways to incorporate research outcomes into nursing and global health policies. Graduates will be skilled in creating innovative and creative strategies to improve health through nursing research, practice, and education.

Courses cover a range of topics, including:

  • Healthcare informatics
  • Philosophy of science
  • Scholarship in nursing
  • Qualitative research designs and methods
  • Advanced multivariate statistics

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The University of Texas at Tyler is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • The program requires a week-long summer orientation and returning student workshops on campus.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and a current license to practice professional nursing.