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. 

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Students attend a one-week orientation on campus at the beginning of the program and return to campus at the end of the program.
  • Online courses are offered every two years and must be taken in sequence.
  • Applicants must have a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing or health-related field from a professionally accredited program, including a graduate-level statistics course with grade B or higher in the last five years.
  • Applicants with GPA lower than 3.2 may apply with satisfactory GRE scores.