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Ph.D. Degree Program


The purpose of the Ph.D. program in Nursing is to develop clinical scholars, faculty, and researchers who can teach and provide leadership through scientific inquiry and innovative practice. Individualized plans of study allow each student to develop depth of expertise and research capability within a specialized area that promotes career goals.
Incoming full-time Ph.D. students who submit completed application materials before April 1 may be eligible for a University assistantship. For those whose application materials are completed after April 1, additional assistantships may be assigned as available. Assistantships cover tuition and pay a monthly stipend. In return, the recipient assists an assigned faculty member in various aspects of the faculty role for up to 20 hours per week.

Why consider a Penn State Nursing Ph.D.?

For more information, please view our Ph.D. in Nursing brochure [PDF].