ip target image
You are currently browsing our site with content tailored to students in your country

Our cookies

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience with personalized content, relevant ads and enhanced functionalities. By allowing all you agree to the use of cookies as per the cookie policy and remember you can manage your preferences anytime.
COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

What will I learn?

The PhD in Nursing program integrates science, theory, and research to educate the next generation of nurse scientists and leaders. Our students strive to advance nursing knowledge and translate research into practice that promotes the health and care of patients.

The program is offered on-campus both fulltime and parttime. The courses are structured so that the required doctoral nursing courses are offered only one day per week.

The Potential of a PhD in Nursing from UWM

As the largest College of Nursing in the state, UW-Milwaukee partners with over 160 agencies to prepare nurse scientists, researchers and educators. Go beyond the bedside and make an impact on the world around you with a PhD in nursing from UWM.

What students accomplish in the college’s traditional PhD program depends on their focus area, personal interests, and long-term research and career preferences. Faculty mentors help PhD candidates define their success early so candidates can plan and conduct cutting-edge research.

Research and mentorship experiences prepare doctoral students for successful careers as academic or clinical scientists, as educators, and for other opportunities in the rapidly evolving nursing professions.

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
US$25,650.00 per year

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

Application deadline

1 February 2023

Start date

September 2023


College of Nursing

Cunningham Hall 135, 1921 E. Hartford Avenue,



53211, United States

Online/Distance (3 years)

Tuition fees
US$28,050.00 per year
USD $935 per credit

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

30 May 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for admission to the UWM Graduate School must have the following: A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Centre on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution, completed before the first term of enrolment in the Graduate School. Students applying to approved integrated bachelor’s/master’s programs are exempt from this requirement, A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale.

For international students

A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in Nursing or health related field from a professionally accredited program with a cumulative grade point average of at 3.2 (4.0 scale) for all previous graduate course work;

English proficiency requirement: TOEFL IBT - 79 – 120; IELTS - 6.5 - 9.0; Cambridge English Advanced/Cambridge English Proficiency - C1 level or higher.

Completed Applications must be received by Feb 1 to be considered for fall admissions.

Online program: Deadlines - December 1 for Summer start. (Online program offered every other year, odd years only).

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


About University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

With more than 200 academic programs the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been the first choice for more than 195,000 alumni across the globe.

  • A globally engaged, top research university
  • Located in Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee
  • Offers over 200 academic programs
  • 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio

Get in touch