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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Northeastern University



Course info


The PhD Program in Nursing prepares scholars to be nursing scientists, educators and leaders who seek to improve health across the lifespan with a concentration on urban, vulnerable and underserved populations.

As a nursing PhD student, you will be mentored by Northeastern University’s distinguished faculty and scientists and expected to develop critical analytical, conceptual and methodological skills and abilities essential to developing a research trajectory. Through linkages with other Northeastern departments and centers, as well as in partnership with academic health centers and community agencies, PhD students will study and conduct research with interdisciplinary teams. Graduates are expected to lead interdisciplinary research initiatives that advance nursing science through knowledge development and scholarly inquiry.
Program Objectives

  • Assume leadership in the promotion of health and well-being of urban populations nationally and internationally.
  • Design a program of research that builds upon the historical and philosophical foundations of nursing science.
  • Implement research studies that advance health science outcomes.
  • Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary research team.
  • Conduct research that demonstrates the theoretical, methodological, and analytical knowledge, skills, and strategies to address population health.
  • Assume faculty, leader, and/or nurse scientist roles.
  • Apply principles of professional research ethics and judgment in the conduct of research.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing.

Full Time (60 semester hours)

Tuition fees

USD $1,500 per credit hour




Northeastern University

360 Huntington Ave.,



02115, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Prior to beginning a graduate program, students must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Have received a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Have received a master’s degree or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have received a first professional or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have been accepted into an approved bachelor’s-to-graduate-degree program

Minimum GRE of 300 or equivalent for the verbal and quantitative combined, within the last 5 years

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5; no band lower than 6; TOEFL: Minimum score of 79 and a writing portion of 20; PTE Academic: Minimum score of 53.

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