Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
University of Missouri-St Louis

Program Details

The online Ph.D. in Nursing degree program from the University of Missouri-St Louis is designed to prepare graduates for the rigors of a research-oriented academic position. The program is a traditional research doctorate with both the broad discipline of nursing as well as in-depth study of a specific area. Graduates are prepared to advance the knowledge and science of nursing, act as stewards of the profession, and educate new nurse researchers.


  • Graduation from a nationally accredited master’s program with a 3.5 minimum GPA (4.0 scale) or equivalent for non-nurse applicants
  • Two letters of reference
  • Original essay on professional goals and research interests
  • Interview by invitation

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington