Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
The University of Texas Medical Branch

Program Details

The online PhD in Nursing degree program from The University of Texas Medical Branch prepares students to become researchers, educators, or administrators in nursing. Graduates of the program possess the knowledge and skills required to:

  • ​Create conceptual systems that reflect synthesis, coherence, and the extension of knowledge about health promotion, human response, and healing within the context of biobehavioral research, vulnerable populations, and contemporary pedagogies
  • Design, conduct, communicate, and evaluate research that contributes to a body of knowledge in nursing science
  • ​Test, generate, and extend knowledge about nursing practice that includes health promotion, human response, and healing into clinical settings
  • ​Collaborate with others on the integration of conceptual, practical, and ethical knowledge of human health in the organization, implementation, and evaluation of health care practices and policies
  • Provide leadership to improve the local, national, and international health care environments

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Required to come to campus once a semester for 2-3 days for on-campus seminars and classes
  • Current (active), valid, unencumbered license