The Ph.D. program prepares nurse scientists to provide leadership in nursing education, practice and research. Individualized curricula prepare nursing graduates to assume positions as faculty, researchers and leaders in educational, community, governmental, or institutional settings.
Incoming full-time Ph.D. students may be eligible for a University 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 20 hours per week.
All nursing science courses begin with a one- to two-day pre-semester intensive, which meets at University Park campus in the fall and the Hershey Medical Center campus in the spring. The intensive consists of an introduction to the classes, a meeting of the Doctoral Student Organization, and other workshops or seminars.
- University Park
Application deadline – July 1 and November 15 (assistantships distributed beginning April 1)
For more information
CONPhDdirector@psu.edu – email