NursingWestern Health Sciences

Program Outline

PhD program requirements consist of course work followed by the completion of a dissertation.

Research Programs and Fields of Study

Students are admitted to work with a pre-determined supervisor within one of three fields of study.

After admission, a supervisory committee is formed. Comprised of the student’s supervisor and two other nursing faculty advisors, the advisory committee guides the students through the doctoral program. Decisions about the composition of this committee are made in consultation with the student’s supervisor based on ensuring that the student has access to the breadth of expertise needed to successfully complete PhD degree requirements.

Course Work

PhD students normally complete all course work within 18 to 24 months of initial registration, although this varies depending on the student’s substantive focus and knowledge and expertise prior to entering the PhD program.

Core Courses (all required)

For course overviews view the course descriptions page.