Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
University of Memphis

Program Details

Nurses seeking careers in research can pursue an online Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Memphis. The Nursing PhD is the highest academic degree for students interested in scholarly aspects of the nursing discipline.

Graduates can use their skills in roles such as nurse researcher, nurse scholar, and nurse educator. Students learn how to use their abilities in both academic and healthcare settings, using research experimentation and theory application. The program focuses on health equity in practice, education, and policy.

Students graduating from this online nursing degree program will be prepared to:

  • Conduct nursing and interdisciplinary research
  • Generate new knowledge to guide nursing practice
  • Lead educational research in program and course design, clinical education, and evaluation of learning to prepare nursing students for the future

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Memphis 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)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Satisfactory GRE scores are required if GPA is not available.
  • Applicants must have an unencumbered RN license or equivalent in their state or nation of residence.