Georgia Regents University

School of Graduate Studies

Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Nursing


1120 15th Street

Augusta, GA 30912

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Nursing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The PhD in Nursing Program prepares nurse scientists for research-intensive academic careers. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary knowledge development and dissemination through biobehavioral nursing research. This PhD program is designed for advanced students interested in working closely with faculty mentors in nursing and related disciplines within the context of established programs of research.

The program prepares graduates to:
• Critically evaluate behavioral and biological theories of health and illness.
• Generate, test, and extend knowledge of linkages between behavioral and biological dimensions of health and illness.
• Design basic and clinical nursing studies to investigate behavioral and biological phenomena within a selected area.
• Participate in interdisciplinary approaches to generate and apply scientific knowledge.
• Apply leadership strategies to address ethical, political, economic, and socio-cultural issues in nursing.

Students accepted into the program will be considered for Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA), which includes financial support and a reduced tuition rate of $25/semester, and single-person health insurance coverage through the GRU Student Group Health Insurance plan. A limited number of GRA packages will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants with exemplary qualifications.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Eligibility Requirements:

Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from an accredited program and an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree or higher with a major in nursing (MSN, MN, DNP) alone may fulfill the minimum degree requirement, which will be determined on a case by case basis.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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