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At Marquette University, you'll learn from world-renowned nursing faculty and build the skills to develop and implement scientific research that advances nursing education and practice. You'll be prepared to lead in nursing research, academia, and health care.
The doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) program in nursing will prepare you as a nurse-scientist who takes the role of teacher and scholar. Your studies will emphasize synthesizing research findings to guide nursing knowledge development; developing, testing, and refining theories as a basis for nursing science; and designing and conducting research.
The curriculum includes coursework in nursing science, research and statistics, education, individualized cognates, and dissertation work. You will be matched with a faculty mentor suited to help you build your research focus and work with you to create a personalized plan of study that's manageable and flexible.
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Carrie von Bohlen
Office Associate, Nursing Ph.D. program
November 15 for Spring
December 15 for Summer (Preferred Start Term)
February 15 for Fall
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