Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing – PhD Program

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In 2013 the new PhD Program requirements were approved by

The University of North Carolina Graduate School.

We are excited to be offering a fresh program of study that will shorten time to degree, increase flexibility in course selection, and

improve course content on developing research competencies.

The GRE Requirement has been suspended for the next five years. You no longer need to take the GRE to apply to a graduate program in the School of Nursing – read more about it!

PhD Full Time Plan of Study (example)

Why You Should Come

  • We prepare nursing scholars for nursing science.
  • We are one of the top Schools of Nursing in the country. A diversity of faculty grants provide hands-on training opportunities for doctoral students.
  • We are part of a cutting-edge research-intensive university. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing (SON) provides a wonderfully rich and diverse environment within which to conduct research.
  • The SON is part of a strong health science division including public health, pharmacy, medicine, and dentistry which are all located on the main campus of the University.
  • The University is home to 121 interdisciplinary research centers, institutes, and initiatives that bring faculty together across campus to collaborative research-focused areas.
  • SON faculty, doctoral, and postdoctoral fellows are very active members of many of these centers.

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