Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
University of Arizona

Program Details

The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program focuses on research and scholarship in clinical, academic, and other scientific environments. Students may complete the program either part-time or full-time, with only one week of on-campus attendance required each year.

This online nursing degree program is open to students with a BSN, MSN or other health-related master’s degree, DNP, and students pursuing a dual PhD-DNP. Early coursework focuses on nursing and other sciences. As students continue through the program, time is increasingly devoted to research supervised by a faculty member and mentor.

The curriculum is individualized to meet the student’s areas of research interest:

  • Precision Science
  • Data and Systems Science
  • Health Determinants Science

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires a week-long on-campus intensive before beginning the program and occasional on-campus visits 
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution and current RN licensure

Restricted States

Alabama, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, US Territories