Sample Program Plans

Faculty advisors create individual program plans with each student upon admission into the program. Plan structures depends primarily on whether the student is entering with a baccalaureate or master's degree. See sample program plans for each scenario below.

Post-Master’s PhD Degree Requirements

COURSE NAME COURSE # SEMESTER HOURS
Philosophy of Science for Health Research NURS 570 3
Theory and Theory Development for Nursing Research NURS 571 3
Advanced Statistics (or equivalent theoretical mathematics will be accepted) varies 6
Advanced Research Design NURS 572 4
Measurement in Health Research NURS 573 4
Advanced Research Practicum NUPR 593 3
Advanced Coursework (can include 400-500 level courses) varies 14
Advanced Research Seminars NURS 585 2
Leadership in Scientific Careers NURS 590 1
Documented Teaching Requirement
PhD Thesis Research NURS 599 24
TOTAL 64

Post-Baccalaureate PhD Degree Requirements

COURSE NAME COURSE # SEMESTER HOURS
Philosophy of Science for Health Research NURS 570 3
Theory and Theory Development for Nursing Research NURS 571 3
Advanced Statistics Courses must form a sequence and two of the three courses must be at a level above NURS 525: Intermediate Statistics or BSTT 400: Biostatistics. (NURS 525 or the equivalent is a prerequisite for NURS 572) varies 9
Advanced Research Design NURS 572 4
Measurement in Health Research NURS 573 4
Advanced Research Practicum NUPR 593 3
Research Methods – Courses such as NUEL 544: Qualitative Research, NUEL 562: Primary Healthcare Research Methods, or similar courses from other disciplines. Students may also need to take a foundational graduate-level research course as a prerequisite for NURS 570. varies 9
Advanced Coursework (can include 400-500 level courses) varies 32
Graduate Level Health Policy Course varies 2
Advanced Research Seminars NURS 585 2
Leadership in Scientific Careers NURS 590 1
Documented Teaching Requirement
PhD Thesis Research NURS 599 24
TOTAL 96