Nursing, PhD—Advanced Entry (Post-MSN)
The advanced entry (Post-MSN) PhD program in nursing prepares research scientists, educators, and leaders who seek to improve health and healthcare across the life span with an emphasis on urban, vulnerable, and underserved populations. Graduates are expected to lead research initiatives that advance nursing science through knowledge development and interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry.
Students will study with nursing faculty whose research addresses questions that extend across a broad health spectrum, including health promotion, risk prevention, and self-management of chronic conditions. Collectively, the faculty have a variety of expertise and interests, such as health issues of women, children, and families; HIV; cancer; mental health; depression; and substance use.
In addition, students will have an opportunity to study with faculty from other Northeastern departments, as well as with other Boston-area researchers. This collaboration allows students to work across disciplines and to access populations and sites essential for completing a dissertation. Visit the Northeastern University Faculty Research site for more information.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
A grade of B or higher is required in all course work.
|NRSG 7700||The Science of Nursing||3|
|NRSG 7705||Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations in Nursing Science||3|
|NRSG 7750||Healthcare of Urban Populations||3|
|PHTH 5210||Biostatistics in Public Health||3|
|PHTH 6210||Applied Regression Analysis||3|
|Cognate Courses 1|
|Complete two cognate courses in consultation with your faculty advisor.||6|
|NRSG 7709||Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|NRSG 7712||Quantitative Research Methods||3|
|NRSG 7715||Measurement in Clinical Research||3|
|NRSG 7755||Intervention Research: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation||3|
|NRSG 7770||Research Colloquium||1|
|Complete the following (repeatable) course twice:||6|
|NRSG 9845||Dissertation Seminar 1||3|
|NRSG 9846||Dissertation Seminar 2||3|
|Complete the following (repeatable) course twice:||2|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
48 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required
Cognates are graduate-level courses that are taken outside of nursing and should provide depth and breadth to the student’s area of interest.