About the Program
Our Ph.D. in Nursing program is committed to excellence in teaching and research.
We offer an affordable, flexible, and transformational blended program. The nursing courses are offered using a weekend executive blended online format, meeting once per month on Saturdays for on campus classes with virtual synchronous option.
The program consists of 48 credits and meets the recommendations of the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing (AACN) guidelines. We welcome out-of-state students, international students, and students from diverse backgrounds.
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Fast Track Opportunities
While we are a post-master's program, we offer Fast Track opportunities for UMass Lowell Master's and DNP students.
BSN to Ph.D.
We have developed three new pathways for BS prepared nurses. All options will be based on our well established Ph.D. program which focuses on health promotion. These three pathways include:
- A direct entry BSN to Ph.D. pathway for nurses with a bachelor's degree who want to pursue an academic or research career. This is a direct entry option into the Ph.D. program. No master's degree is conferred in this option. It is 69 credits and students must attend full-time.
- A BSN to MPH to Ph.D. in Nursing program with a concentration in epidemiology. This pathway is for nurses who want to pursue an academic or research career and are interested in focusing on public health. It is 69 credits and students must attend full-time.
- A BSN to MPH to Ph.D. in Nursing program with a concentration in social and behavioral sciences. This pathway is for nurses who want to pursue an academic or research career and are interested in focusing on public health. It is 75 credits and students must attend full-time.
View our recent webinar video about the Ph.D. and DNP programs.