Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
The University of Texas at Tyler

Program Details

The Nursing PhD degree program at The University of Texas at Tyler allows nurses to study online and undertake independent research while staying in the communities where they live and work. Graduates will be prepared to take on influential roles in the nursing profession.

Students in the online Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program design, conduct, and disseminate research contributing to the advancement of nursing science. Courses examine ways to incorporate research findings into developing nursing and health policies. A focus is placed on ensuring healthy communities by participating in activities such as statewide disaster planning, Cancer Foundation for Life, March of Dimes, and more. 

The curriculum covers topics including:

  • Research in transcultural health
  • Healthcare policy development
  • The nurse as educator

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

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 master's degree from a regionally accredited institution and a current license to practice professional nursing.
  • Applicants with a previously earned doctorate or transferring from a regionally accredited PhD in Nursing program may be exempt from taking the GRE