Embrace your scientific curiosity and help advance nursing science with a doctoral degree from the UCSF School of Nursing.
With access to renowned faculty and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration, our PhD in Nursing program prepares nurse leaders for thriving careers in scientific research. Our students are driven by a passion for discovery, and work alongside faculty mentors to develop the knowledge and critical thinking skills to advance the field of nursing and ultimately, improve health care for all. Our graduates have gone on to launch research programs, secure major grants, author studies that redefine the way we think about nursing science, and many hold leadership roles in large health care organizations and universities.
In-state tuition and fees are fully covered for the first three years. In addition, starting with PhD students entering in the fall of 2019, a stipend of $20,000 will be provided to students to assist with living expenses in the 2019-2020 academic year, $16,500 for the 2020-21 academic year, and $17,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Additional financial support from scholarships, grants and employment may be available in subsequent years.
Students engage in four to five years of academic work, culminating in an original research-based dissertation.
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