The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research

PhD Dissertations

The PhD program builds on previous nursing education and consists of courses in nursing knowledge and theory development, nursing research, advanced statistics, cognates, a comprehensive examination, and a dissertation. This is a product of independent research that makes an original contribution to nursing science and demonstrates the candidate's intellectual competence. Graduates of the PhD program have a strong foundation in inquiry and three major areas of expertise:

  • Knowledge of the discipline of nursing
  • Knowledge of a specific clinical or practice population
  • Knowledge and strategies for research and scholarship

2010s Dissertations

2000s Dissertations

1990s Dissertations