Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Nursing (PhD) - BS to PhD Health Policy and Population Health Track

Program Requirements

Complete 48 credits from 14 courses including seven required courses, three research methods courses, three methods electives, and nine credits of dissertation research.

Doctoral candidacy: Students must pass written and oral comprehensive exams which is a prerequisite for doctoral candidacy. The written exam consists of two papers; one conceptual and one methodological.

Dissertation: Candidates must complete and defend a dissertation written in traditional five-chapter format.

Statute of limitations: Eight years.

En Route MS: A non-clinical, generic master’s degree in nursing can be awarded en route to the PhD after completing 30 credits.
The 30 credits comprise 21 credits from the BSN-PhD curriculum plus 9 credits required as part of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Essentials - Advanced Health Assessment (ex NU 615), Advanced Pharmacology (ex NU 634), and Advanced Pathophysiology (ex NU 614)

Course Requirements