Academics - PhD
If you are a dreamer, innovator, and inclined to ask challenging questions, we invite you to join our outstanding faculty and the greater community of nurse scholars and earn your PhD!
The University of Iowa College of Nursing PhD program prepares scholars to move nursing science forward and helps students build on their knowledge base relevant to nursing and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge. The program strengths include student participation with nursing and interdisciplinary faculty engaged in research teams, focused coursework, involvement in presentation and publication of research based knowledge, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Graduates of the program are prepared for careers as researchers, college and university faculty members, consultants, and as nursing leaders in the profession.
The Doctor of Philosophy program in nursing requires a minimum of 72 semester hours of graduate credit. Students may enter the program after earning a BSN or a BSN and a Master's degree. Applicants with BSN and an advanced degree outside of nursing may apply and will have an individualized curriculum plan developed based on their transcript review.