Nursing, PhD—Advanced Entry
The PhD program in nursing is designed to prepare scholars to be research scientists, educators, and leaders who seek to improve health across the life span with a concentration on urban, vulnerable, and underserved populations. Graduates are expected to lead interdisciplinary research initiatives that advance nursing science through knowledge development and scholarly inquiry.
Students will study with nursing faculty whose research programs address questions that extend across a broad health spectrum, from illness and self-management through health promotion. Collectively, the faculty have expertise in a variety of research interests, such as health issues of women, children, and families; HIV; cancer; mental health; depression; substance abuse; and perinatal injury.
In addition, students will have an opportunity to study with faculty from other Northeastern departments. Our close collaborations with the university’s Institute on Urban Health Research, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, as well as with several Boston-area academic health centers, provide opportunities 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 7709||Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|NRSG 7712||Quantitative Research Methods||3|
|NRSG 7715||Measurement in Clinical Research||3|
|NRSG 7750||Healthcare of Urban Populations||3|
|NRSG 7770||Research Colloquium||1|
|NRSG 7755||Intervention Research: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation||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|
|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 the School of Nursing and should provide depth and breadth to the student’s area of interest.