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Nursing PhD (UW-Milwaukee)

Health-Related Studies

At the College of Nursing, doctoral students are prepared to be scholars, capable of contributing to the knowledge base of nursing. They will develop a sound foundation in theory, research, and phenomena associated with the discipline. Our graduates are ready for careers in education, research, practice, and to assume leadership positions. Students work closely with our expert faculty, who offer a variety of research methods. Although this program is nearly identical to the Traditional On-Campus PhD Program there are minor differences. Students are admitted to the online option as a cohort and must progress consistently with the scheduled course offerings. Online courses are offered every two years and must be taken in sequence.

Total credits required for completion: 49

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements of the doctoral program are consistent with those of the Graduate School of UWM. In addition, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A masters degree in nursing from a professionally accredited program.
  • A curriculum vitae (resume).
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale for all previous graduate coursework (on a 4.0 scale with all transfer and repeated courses included in the calculation).
  • Completion, with a grade of C or higher, of a graduate level course in statistics within five years immediately preceding admission.
  • Current nursing licensure in one of the jurisdictions of the United States or in another country.
  • Completion of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General Test within the last five years
  • Two original works that reflect your scholarship.
  • Completion of an Autobiographical Sketch with specific attention to the areas outlined on the Guide to the Application process.
  • Three forms of recommendation for graduate study in nursing, two of which are knowledgeable about the applicant's recent academic and work experiences. It is recommend that two of the three be from people with a doctoral-level degree.

Degree-Granting Institution

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

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