Program AdvisorTaylor Rose Pamperin
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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program prepares nurse-scientists as teacher/scholar with an emphasis on nursing knowledge development in a substantive research area of science aimed to improve health and health care.
The PhD program includes course work in nursing science, research and statistics, teaching, cognates, and a dissertation. The program may be completed on a full- or part-time basis. Several sources of financial assistance, including scholarships, are available.
Students will be able to:
See what our Ph.D. alumni are doing today at Alumni Corner.
The College of Nursing research faculty have expertise within the following substantive areas:
Postbaccalaureate entry Ph.D. program admission requirements
Post-M.S.N. entry Ph.D. program admission requirements
Applicants may be denied admission to the Ph.D. program because of space constraints. An applicant must be licensed as a professional nurse. An RN with a bachelor’s degree in another field, a direct-entry student or a master’s student may apply to the Ph.D. program. Programs of study may vary in length and are tailored according to previous course work.
Ph.D. credit requirements depending on entering degree (includes sample full- and part-time curriculum plans)
Jay Gottschalk, Ph.D. student, says, "Being able to provide answers to those unanswered questions about how to improve the quality of life for patients, nurses providing care at the bedside, nurse leaders, and nurse faculty is what drove me to pursue my PhD at the Marquette University College of Nursing. The knowledge and tools provided to me by faculty since I started my doctoral studies, as well as the continued dedication to my success displayed by those same faculty, make me confident I made the right choice in coming to Marquette.”
Julie Lavoie, Ph.D. student, says, "The didactic portion of the Nursing PhD program at MU prepares students to tackle research projects grounded in science and immersed in evidence-based practice. This program allows students to take their passion for patient care and elevate individual patient interactions towards a larger scope, affecting not only individual patients, but populations as a whole."