Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Substantive research focus areas within the PhD Program:
- Health Promotion
- Chronic Illness Care
- Effectiveness Science
- Vulnerable Populations
- Demonstrate competence in all phases of research/scientific methods
- Develop in-depth knowledge in a substantive research area of science
- Conduct research that is grounded in, and in turn informs, theory, practice, and policy
- Be a steward of the discipline of nursing
- Admitted students are matched to a current faculty member’s research, this faculty member will provide research mentorship throughout the program.
- Students engage in scientific inquiry and increasing skills-building through ‘hands-on’ experience in grant writing and research dissemination
- Curriculum that integrates scientific processes, analytics, and substantive research foci that is directed by the primary research mentors in partnership with designated mentorship teams.
- Diverse student population
- Opportunity to work with leading nurse scientists
PhD Support Package
Details of the graduate fellowship funding packages:
- Students in the first two years of the program will be supported by a variety of sources. Included in the support is a monthly stipend, tuition support and U-M GradCare health insurance.
- A third year of funding will be contingent on the receipt of student or faculty grant funding (e.g. R01, F31,T32, or similar grant).
- Students must maintain full-time status and good academic standing.
- Students will be expected to submit a National Research Service Award (NRSA) by the end of their second year of study.
The PhD program is specifically designed to focus on research in nursing. The curriculum is in an on-campus format, however a few of the courses may be offered in a web-blended format. Students admitted to the PhD program should plan to be on-campus for two or more days a week for class time. The PhD curriculum is designed for full-time enrollment with 3 years to completion (post-baccalaureate or post-masters).
Sample Study Plan
|Course number||Course title||Credits||Term offered|
|HS 851||Scientific Methods for Health Science: Applied Inference||4||Fall|
|N880||Philosophical Influences and Theory Building in Nursing||4||Fall|
|N804||Systematic Research Synthesis||2||Fall|
|HS 852||Scientific Models for Health Sciences: Linear Modeling||4||Winter|
|HS 853||Scientific Methods for Health Sciences: Special Topics||4||Fall|
|N803||Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship||1||Fall|
|N890||Substantitive Research Focus I||3||Fall|
|N891||Substantitive Research Focus II||3||Winter|
|Cognate||Elective course as selected by the student||4||Fall/Winter|
|Additional courses required for Post Baccalaureate students:|
|N595||Clinical Scholarship Praxis I||3||Fall|
|N696||Clinical Scholarship Praxis II||3||Winter|
Minimum credits required for all all pre-candidates: 37
Post-Baccalaureate students will take 6 credits of clinical scholarship, in addition to the required 37 credits pre-candidacy.
A minimum of 8 credit hours are required at the Dissertation/Candidacy level (course N995)