PhD in Nursing
The PhD in Nursing Program at UT Arlington prepares nurse scientists to improve the health outcomes of culturally diverse and vulnerable populations. A PhD degree opens doors and broadens horizons. There are PhD prepared nurses who teach at the College level, conduct highly innovative research, evaluate programs, lead health care organizations, write books, and work for government agencies both leading research and helping define policies. There are PhD prepared nurses today leading the NIH-National Institutes of Nursing Research (NINR), the Center for Diseases Control (CDC), and the Department of Health Services (DHS). With a PhD in Nursing, the limit is what you set for yourself! Students wondering if a PhD in Nursing is the right choice for them may find our "Why earn a PhD?" page helpful.
Courses are offered in a hybrid format combining regular online coursework with in-person "Intensives." Intensives are 3-day on-campus face-to-face sessions, typically scheduled as Thursday through Saturday. There are three sessions of 3-day intensives per regular semester, for a total of 9 days at the UTA campus per semester. This format reduces travel time, but maintains personal contact among students and faculty. Many questions about our program are addressed on our FAQ. If you still have questions, or would like more information, please reach out to the program using the contact information below.
PhD in Nursing Program Director: Dr. Marco Brotto
Program Advisor & Associate Chair for Graduate Nursing: Dr. Lauri D. John
Program Administrative Assistant: Vivian Lail-Davis
DeadlinesDeadlines for the next application round will be published here when available.
- Apply online
- Send transcripts to Graduate Admissions
- Review the goal statement guidelines and then write your goal statement.
- Submit your goal statement via email to the PhD Program Office.
- Coordinate with program assistant for interview with faculty member.
Our application checklist is available for download: click or tap here.
All forms and policies for PhD students may be found in the PhD student handbook.