Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

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NOTE: The PhD application deadline has been extended to April 1, 2017

The UC Irvine School of Nursing offers a course of study leading to the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree. The purpose of the PhD in Nursing Science is to:

  • Advance the scholarly discipline through development of theory and empirical research
  • Contribute to the growing body of knowledge in the field
  • Create the future academic leaders of the profession

As a PhD graduate of the UC Irvine School of Nursing, you will be equipped to advance the science of nursing as well as to address the critical shortage of nursing faculty with PhDs.

The doctoral program is supported by an interdisciplinary group of faculty from across the Irvine campus. The program promotes the development of scientific and theoretical expertise that contributes to scholarly endeavors in four key areas:

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Health Disparities and Diversity
  • Disease and Symptom Management
  • Health Services and Health Policy

Key highlights

  • Financial support and fee support for 3 years
  • Additional living stipend provided (Years 1-3)
  • Additional $20,000 scholarship in Year 1
  • Will consider applications with GRE pending
  • B.S/ M.S. to Ph.D. Tracks

Learn more and apply for entry today ›


If you have any questions or need assistance with the application, please contact Julie Aird at