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B.S.N.–Ph.D. Degree program

The B.S.N.–Ph.D. program enables highly qualified students to pursue doctoral study directly from their B.S.N. program in nursing. Students will complete a minimum of 74 credits.

The program incorporates an M.S. in Nursing, which prepares nurse scientists and clinical scholars to continue on for the Ph.D. in Nursing. Applicants must meet all the admission requirements for the Ph.D., and apply to the M.S. program at University Park.

Estimated program completion for a full-time student is five years. Plans of study are individually developed in consultation with the associate dean for graduate education and/or the academic adviser.

Full-time Ph.D. students are eligible for a graduate assistantship. 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 twenty hours per week.

For more information about the B.S.N.–Ph.D. program, please contact Marsha Freije, graduate adviser, 814-867-5026 or