Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing / Master’s to PhD
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Program Details

One-on-one research mentorship is at the core of the online Master’s to PhD in Nursing program from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge necessary to serve as nurse scientists at the forefront of change in the healthcare system.

A Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing prepares students to ask and investigate questions related to the improvement of healthcare outcomes and advancement of the theoretical foundations of nursing science. Students learn about quantitative and qualitative methods in research, research measurement and instrumentation, and ethics and responsible conduct in research.

Graduates of this online nursing degree can pursue leadership roles in environments such as:

  • Research-intensive academic settings
  • Interdisciplinary and interprofessional venues
  • Clinical research sites
  • State and federal research positions

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

Master 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 master's degree in nursing, including a statistics course with grade C or better