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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Research




What will I learn?


The PhD in Nursing program prepares students to master and advance the science and practice of the nursing profession. Students become experts in the breadth of the nursing discipline and the depth of a particular research focus area.


Nurses with a PhD work in a variety of roles, including as health administrators, educators and clinical researchers. They assume leadership roles in both academic and clinical settings where they tackle complex health care questions.

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$28,144.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023, 21 August 2023


UC Uptown Campus East

University of Cincinnati Medical Center,

234 Goodman Street,



45219, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited institution. Preferred minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

For international students

PhD program applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a master’s degree in nursing or a health-related field from an accredited school.

Standardized Tests of English Proficiency

Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). For IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON, a score of 47 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken, and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum university requirement is: 520 (paper-based test), or 190 (computer-based test), or 80 (internet-based test).

The application deadline is Feb 01.

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


About University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is the birthplace of co-op learning and has led the world in applied experiential learning for over 200 years.

  • #1 public university for co-op and internships in the U.S.
  • Fantastic support for international students
  • Over 400 degree-programs, including a Pathway Program
  • Excellent safety track record and vibrant urban living

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