Saint Louis University's Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree program is an intellectually stimulating, innovative, and student-friendly PhD program that prepares RNs as scholars and beginning nurse researchers/scientists. Students who complete the PhD program contribute to the continued development of the discipline and profession of nursing. Graduates are prepared to
PhD Program Options
Students may enter the PhD nursing program by two options:
For both options, students may be on-campus or at a distance:
Most PhD nursing classes are offered on Friday mornings and afternoons during fall and spring semesters. The scheduled time for the class takes in consideration students in different time zones, as necessary. Also, the first summer offers two shorter intensive courses scheduled also on Fridays.
Full-time and part-time study is available for the PhD nursing program:
Students at a distance may find that their area of concentration may focus on the nurse educator role because not all departments at the University offer online courses. However, there is flexibility to take independent study with nursing faculty and some individual courses from other departments.
Prospective students are encouraged to discuss their options with the director of the PhD nursing program. Saint Louis University's programs are open to all without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran's status. Minority and international students are encouraged to apply.
Facts of the PhD Nursing Program
Based on students who graduated between calendar years 2000 and 2010 (n=56)
Age: 40 years (median)
Sex: 96% female
Race/Ethnicity: 77% Caucasian
Prior GRE test
Quantitative: 535 (median)
Time to Degree: 5.4 years (median)
Employment/Placement: 100% (in one year)
Academic setting: 87.5%
Before graduation: 2.1 (mean)
After graduation: 5.6 (mean)