The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Program at the University at Buffalo prepares nurse scientists and academicians who will contribute to knowledge development, theory generation and hypothesis testing to improve nursing practice outcomes and health care.
A PhD program of study requires a significant time commitment. More than 20 hours of work per week outside of the program is discouraged during full-time coursework or dissertation research. While full-time study is ideal, students may also enroll on a part-time basis with the understanding that not all courses are available each semester and scholarships for part-time students are limited.
PhD graduates will be nurse scholars who: