Doctoral Programs

Abbey Alkon

Health care demands strong leaders.

The UCSF School of Nursing offers four doctoral pathways that prepare students to lead innovative research in health, health care and health equity. We consistently rank among the top nursing schools nationwide in securing federal National Institutes of Health funding for research. Our faculty are leaders in their field.

Explore our doctoral programs, each with their own deadlines and requirements.

For PhD Nursing and Sociology applicants, it is important that your research interest matches the expertise of faculty at the School of Nursing. To identify at least one faculty member who shares a similar research focus in your application, visit UCSF Profiles and in the search tool, enter your research topic of interest and select "School of Nursing." You may also contact us directly for help identifying faculty members in a specific research area. We recommend interested applicants contact faculty to discuss their interests in doctoral study and to ask questions.


PhD in Nursing

PhD in Sociology

BSN Entry to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Post-Master's Entry to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)