The UMass Amherst PhD in Nursing prepares nurse researchers, scholars and educators who will:

  • Advance nursing knowledge to support and improve health, equity, and social justice
  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to address complex health challenges, transform structural inequities, and to imagine and co-create new futures
  • Provide visionary and inclusive leadership for nursing research and innovation and by extension, to transform nursing practice, education, technologies, communities, health systems, and policy

As a Nursing PhD student, you will augment your previous nursing education and experience through rigorous courses in nursing, theory, research methods, statistics, and more. You will also complete a mentored research experience, a comprehensive examination, and a dissertation. 

Application Deadlines

The priority application deadline is December 1, 2023 for admission in fall 2024. Applications received by this deadline can expect an admission decision by early January 2024. Apply through the UMass Amherst Graduate School.

For more information, contact kayotte [at] nursing [dot] umass [dot] edu (Karen Ayotte).