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PhD in Nursing

The Ph.D. in Nursing Program prepares nurse researchers, scholars, and educators to advance nursing knowledge and improve professional practice.

Applicants should hold either a baccalaureate or master’s degree in nursing from an accredited program.

Program requirements include a minimum of 57 credits (for master’s-prepared students) and 78 credits (for baccalaureate students).  The course of study prepares students to synthesize knowledge from nursing and a range of other disciplines in order to address complex healthcare issues and fill leadership roles in nursing research and education.

Visit the ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst Web site to view College of Nursing dissertations.

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Information Sessions

PhD Information Sessions will be held from 5:30-6:30pm in Skinner Hall room 101 on the following dates:

  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 10
  • December 8

To RSVP please contact Cynthia Mendoza via e-mail at