A: The program is designed to prepare graduates to:
A: The usual post-M.S.N. Ph.D. curriculum consists of 51 credits beyond the master’s degree in nursing. Course categories and the required number of credits include:
Nursing science — 12 credits
Research and statistics — 12 credits
Teaching — 9 credits
Cognates — 6 credits
Dissertation — 12 credits
The post-bachelor’s Ph.D. curriculum consists of 18 post-bachelor’s credits plus the usual Ph.D. courses listed above for a total of 69 credits. These may also be taken full or part time.
Sample program plans for full and part-time study are below.
A: The requirements are as follows:
For those with an M.S.N.:
For those with a B.S.N.:
For international applicants:
Qualified applicants maybe denied admission to the Ph.D. program because of space constraints.
A: It is recommended that students apply at least five months prior to their intended start date. For instance, one would apply by April for a fall semester start and by August for a spring semester start.
** To be eligible for Marquette financial aid, your application must be submitted by February 1 for a fall semester start. **
A: Yes. You must apply online via the Graduate School.
A: The goal of post-M.S.N. Ph.D. residency is to provide opportunities for students to become immersed in the campus community of scholars. Students can fulfill residency while taking their usual/post-M.S.N. Ph.D. requirements by completing nine credits of course work, or their equivalent, per term for two terms or summer sessions within an 18-month period or by completing six credits of course work in each of three consecutive sessions (e.g., fall, spring and summer OR fall, spring fall).
For additional options for fulfilling residency requirements, refer to the Graduate School Bulletin.
A. Financial opportunities for Ph.D. students include:
Some types of financial aid require full-time enrollment and are based on academic performance. Other types of aid may stipulate specific criteria or obligations after graduation.
Marquette University College of Nursing has received funding from the Department of Education to provide fellowships for doctoral study for nurses from underrepresented groups. The fellowship covers tuition for full time study plus a stipend for living expenses. The stipend is based on financial need. Potential applicants must be admitted to the PhD Program in Nursing to be eligible for consideration for the fellowship.
Please note the university-funded financial aid application deadlines:
For more information about financial aid, please contact Larry Vanden Busch, business manager, at (414) 288-3918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.