Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Program Details

The online PhD in Nursing degree program from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee integrates science, theory, and research to educate the next generation of nurse scientists and leaders. Students work closely with faculty mentors to define their success early, and plan and conduct cutting-edge research using a variety of research methods. Graduates are ready for careers in education, research, practice, and to assume leadership positions. 


Students are admitted as a cohort and are required to attend a one-week orientation at the beginning of the program and return to campus at the end of their program of study.

  • Bachelor’s of Science or master’s degree with a major in Nursing from a professionally accredited program with a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (4.00 scale)
  • Transcripts
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three references
  • Personal statement
  • Two original works that reflect the applicant's scholarship and writing ability
  • Evidence of current RN license from the United States (must include license number)
  • Current GRE scores are required for applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.2

School Accreditation Statement

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