The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing program is a research-based doctoral degree, which prepares students for careers as a clinical nurse scientist and faculty. Students may enter the program at the Post-BSN or Post-MSN level.
Entering Fall Class: June 1
GPA from Last 60 Hours of College Coursework: 3.0
Admitted Student Profiles
The Ph.D. in Nursing program requires either a BSN or an MSN degree from a CCNE, ACEN, or NLNAC accredited program. Additionally, applicants must currently hold licensure as an RN in Texas, or hold a compact license with multi-state privileges that includes Texas.
All Ph.D. applicants will be required to submit three professional references with their NursingCAS application. In addition, candidates for graduate admissions will be invited to interview and submit a writing sample.
Ph.D. applicants will need to have taken the GRE within the past 5 years. Please send GRE scores to:
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
GRE School Code: 7616
The admissions application, NursingCAS fee, and official transcripts are due to NursingCAS by the application deadline. Please submit official transcripts of all attended schools to:
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
Application and fee
A completed NursingCAS application must be submitted before the application deadline. All fees are accessed through the NursingCAS application. The Office of Admissions fee is $45 and is non-refundable. The NursingCAS fee is separate and is set by NursingCAS.