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What will I learn?

The College of Nursing’s doctoral program promotes the development of outstanding scholars with emerging programs of research focused on health issues amongst diverse populations. Our program integrates areas of philosophy of science and knowledge translation along with health care services, systems, and policy research as a foundation to nurture health researchers within the discipline of nursing.

Features of the program:

  • Students in the PhD program complete a core curriculum of 12 credit hours. In collaboration with the student’s supervisor, additional coursework to support their thesis work will be considered.
  • A core course that focuses on health policy and knowledge translation, which is unique to and innovative in Canadian nursing doctoral education.
  • Doctoral students will complete a set of comprehensive examinations and independently conduct a thesis study within their chosen substantive area of nursing science.
  • Faculty members available to supervise doctoral students are recognized nationally and internationally as leading edge and innovative nurse scientists. Each possesses knowledge and skill in mentoring graduate students in development of research and knowledge translation skills.
  • The Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR), within the College of Nursing, is a rich resource for doctoral students, providing access to data analysis consultation, connection with network of researchers and health leaders.
  • The PhD in Nursing Program has defined a mechanism for a transfer option from the University of Manitoba’s Masters in Nursing program to the PhD program for students who demonstrate exceptional academic standing in the MN Program.

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (4-6 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$2,670.38 (US$ 1,966) per year
Two years tuition fees, then continuing fees in subsequent years.
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Manitoba

Fort Garry Campus,

400 UMSU University Centre,

WINNIPEG,

Manitoba (MB),

R3T 2N2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English language requirements accepted: TOEFL paper based score of 550; Achieve minimum scores of 4.5 in Reading, 4.5 in Listening, and 4.0 in Writing on the CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees); Achieve a minimum score of 6.5 based upon the Academic Module on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System); Achieve a minimum score of 80 on the MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) offered by the University of Michigan; Achieve a minimum grade of C in the University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.Achieve a score of 60 or more in the CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment); Achieve a minimum of 58% in the Pearson Test of English.Achieve a minimum of 65% in Level 5 of the direct entry English program (also known as Intensive Academic English Program orIAEP), as taught by the English Language Centre of the University of Manitoba.

For international students

Ph.D. applicants require a Master’s degree, preferably in Nursing. Other qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis.

English Language Requirements:

  • Internet-Based TOEFL: Overall score of 86 (20 in Reading, 20 in Writing, 20 in Listening, 20 in Speaking)
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall
  • Pearson Test of English: 58

Application deadline for international applicants is November 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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