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College of Nursing and Health Innovation | The University of Texas at ArlingtonCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation | The University of Texas at Arlington


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PhD in Nursing

PhD in Nursing - College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Why Earn a PhD in Nursing?

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 healthcare organizations, author books, and work for government agencies to lead research and help define policies. If you want to know more about all of the exciting nursing research in the world, please see the National Institutes of Nursing Research (NINR).

UT Arlington’s PhD in Nursing Program

The PhD in Nursing Program at UT Arlington prepares nurse scientists to improve the health outcomes of culturally diverse and vulnerable populations.

Hybrid Format
Our program has a successful hybrid format, which combines online coursework with mandatory in-person classes called "Intensives." There are three 3-day intensives each semester for a total of 9 days per semester on campus (Thurs-Sat). This gives students the best of both worlds: face-to-face interaction with faculty and peers and limited time commuting to campus. During these intensives, students participate in a PhD seminar series that enhances their engagement in scholarship activities.


  • 45 credit hours (minimum)
  • 21-30 additional hours of master’s coursework for the BSN-to-PhD track
  • * See the university catalog for a more in-depth overview of the curriculum

Still have questions? Many questions about our program are addressed on our FAQ page. If you are interested, fill out our interest form.

Admission Process

Students are accepted into the PhD program once a year in the fall semester. The application deadline is March 1 of each year. See our Admissions page for more information about the admission process.


For questions, please email