Research course

Nursing Science

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio · University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

Entry requirements

Bachelors in Nursing and/or Masters in Nursing from a nationally accredited school of nursing (NLNAC, CCNE). Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Texas or Compact License. Grade Point Average of “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher is required . Official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended are required, regardless of whether or not a degree was earned. Statistics course. Three letters of professional reference attesting to the applicant’s qualifications for doctoral education in nursing. Current resume or curriculum vitae. Statement of Goals and Interests –submitted directly to the School of Nursing. Graduate Record Examination General (aptitude) test (verbal and quantitative sections) taken within the last 5 years (GRE school code: 7616). Interview. All applicants must submit through NursingCAS, the application, transcripts, references, and payment. Once conditional admission is granted, the following items are required: Current CPR Certification (American Heart Association); Current Immunizations (see the School of Nursing website for the list of required immunizations); Current health insurance; Pass criminal background check.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctor of Philosophy program in Nursing Science is designed to prepare clinical nurse scientists with curriculum content to include philosophy of science, research methods and techniques, nursing theories, statistical methods, and specialist preparation in an area of clinical nursing practice.

The program prepares clinical nurse scientists for a career as independent researchers who are able to develop as teachers and disseminators of knowledge within professional, academic, and clinical arenas.

Information for international students

A minimum TOEFL score of 550 is required on paper examination. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. International applicants should contact the Ph.D. program director to determine licensure requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Resident Rate: $39,001* (See here for latest information)

Non-Resident Rate: $48,871* (See here for latest information)

General Scholarship Applications are distributed to applicants and enrolled students. Loans: Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Federal/State grants are available for qualified applicants. Submit your FAFSA early to be eligible.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Charlotte Anthony