Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing / BSN to PhD Fast Track
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Program Details

Nurses with a BSN degree can pursue this online PhD in Nursing degree track from the University of Oklahoma. Students in this program can choose from a wide range of research topics and mentors. Participants are encouraged to reach out to faculty mentors to identify similar research interests and expertise.

This online nursing program streamlines the course requirements to advance directly from the BSN to PhD level of nursing. Coursework encourages students to ask and investigate questions relevant to improving healthcare outcomes and advancing the foundations of nursing science. Graduates will be well equipped for leadership roles in environments such as research-intensive academic settings, interdisciplinary and interprofessional venues, clinical research sites, and state and federal research positions.

Classes examine topics in:

  • Vulnerability and disparity in diverse populations
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Grant writing
  • Research and scholarship ethics

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing, including a statistics course with grade C or better