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PhD in Nursing

PhD in Nursing - College of Nursing and Health Innovation

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.


Access our contact form by clicking or tapping here; your submissions are sent directly to the PhD in Nursing Program.

PhD in Nursing Program Director: Dr. Marco Brotto
Program Advisor and Associate Chair for Graduate Nursing: Dr. Margarita C. Treviño

Phone: 817-272-9517


Deadline: The application deadline for Fall 2019 entry is April 1, 2019.


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.

Liability Policy

PhD Student Handbook