The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

2020s Dissertations

2010s Dissertations

2000s Dissertations

1990s Dissertations