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:
1. Fill out the application in its entirety.
2. Submit your application.
3. After you submit your application, you will be emailed a link to the application portal to submit your supporting documents.
You do not need to wait for letters of recommendation in order to submit your application. The letters are sent directly to us by the recommenders.