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Doctoral Degrees

The UMSL College of Nursing recognizes the doctoral degree is for serious students seeking the highest academic preparation in nursing.

The College of Nursing provides coursework leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.).  The DNP program prepares graduates for the highest level of clinical practice, including clinical and translational analysis for improved practice outcomes.  The Ph.D. program prepares nurses to pursue theoretical inquiry and conduct original research for the purpose of extending knowledge in the field.  

The Doctoral programs involve core coursework and independent research projects for dissertation. The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The AACN does not accredit Doctor of Philosophy programs. 

Why choose UMSL Nursing?

 

Doctoral Program Options

DNP

The DNP program prepares graduates for the highest level of clinical practice, including clinical and translational analysis for improved practice outcomes.


PhD

The PhD program prepares nurses to pursue theoretical inquiry and conduct original research for the purpose of extending knowledge in the field.