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

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Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The University of Texas Medical Branch is accredited by:

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

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • This program has on-campus requirements.