What will I learn?

The Ph.D. degree in Nursing prepares nurse scientists to develop methods to advance health, health care and the nursing profession. Graduates are expected to lead and promote innovative scholarly endeavours within and across disciplines, and to assume leadership roles in the profession.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates from this program will be able to:

  • Generate new knowledge that contributes to the advancement of health, health care and nursing science.
  • Disseminate advances in scientific knowledge.
  • Use collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to knowledge generation.
  • Assume leadership roles in health care and education as researchers, educators and advanced clinicians.
  • Serve as stewards of the body of knowledge for the discipline of nursing.

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (73 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,088.00 per year
Start date

18 January 2022


Kent State University

800 E. Summit Street,



44242, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have a master's degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale.

For international students

Students must have a bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing, or a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, from an accredited program. Minimum overall 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale.

English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following: Minimum 560 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version); Minimum 83 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version); Minimum78 MELAB score; Minimum 6.5 IELTS score; Minimum 55 PTE score; Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score.

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


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