Nursing | Doctor of Philosophy Degree
Saint Louis University School of Nursing has been a national leader in nursing education since it was founded in 1928. The Gourman Report, a report that ranks graduate educational institutions, consistently ranks the School of Nursing's Graduate Program among the top schools of nursing in the U.S. The School of Nursing offers several bachelor's programs, a variety of masters and post-masters certificate programs, a Doctor of Nursing Practice, and a PhD in Nursing.
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|Application Deadline for Beginning Term||The Application Package||Apply Online|
|Academic Year (Fall) or Online Option (Summer): June 15
(International: Feb. 1 for Fall)
|Transcript(s); Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; GRE G scores; Resume; Professional Goal Statement
(Advantages of the web application)
|Spring: Nov. 1 (International: Sept. 1)
Tel. No.: 314.977.8895
|Dean: Teri A. Murray, Ph.D., RN
Director: Andrew C. Mills, Ph.D., RN
Assistantship Application Deadline: February 1
Required Additional Application Materials for International Students
- A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
- TOEFL or IELTS score
- Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.
Doctoral Admissions faculty of the School of Nursing review and evaluate all applications and may request interviews with applicants who meet the following criteria:
- Master's degree in nursing from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
- Cumulative credit point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 system.
- Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
- Current registered nurse licensure in the state of residence or employment or eligibility for licensure in the state of Missouri.
- Evidence of high potential for scholarship and leadership in nursing.
Nursing Application Review Process:
- Rolling Application Review process (An Application answer could expected after two weeks)
- There is a deadline to accept an offer of admission.
Credit Hours/Coursework: A total of 69 credit hours, 57 credit hours of coursework (max. 18 hours master's program) and 12 credit hours of dissertation research are required in the PhD program curriculum. Completion of an advanced statistics courses, or equivalent, within the last five years is a program prerequisite. The prerequisite must be completed prior to multivariate statistics. | Course of Study
Program Description: The program prepares nurses as scholars and researchers in academic and clinical settings. This program is offered in the traditional academic year/on-campus format or a summers/online format. | The Ph.D. in Nursing
Curriculum & Program Details: The 69 credit-hour Ph.D. degree program is an innovative, student-friendly program that prepares RNs as scholars and skilled researchers. The School of Nursing offers two study options in the Ph.D. program: the Academic Year Option and the Online Option. Program requirements are the same for both options. | Curriculum
About the Nursing Faculty: Saint Louis University's nursing faculty are nationally recognized for their teaching expertise, nursing leadership, scholarly research and student mentorship. | Faculty Page
Scholarships & Financial Aid: The School of Nursing provides some tuition assistance scholarships to eligible graduate students enrolled in the nursing program. Most students get some funding (including employers). Traineeships are an option for students. | School of Nursing Financial Aid page | Affording Graduate Studies at SLU | Student Financial Services at SLU
Program Highlights: The PhD nursing program was the first doctoral program in the State of Missouri (1989).