The IUP Nursing PhD program offers a variety of classes based in nursing education research, nursing pedagogy, and faculty role development and evaluation. Students will experience classes in a cohort fashion and will be required to come to campus only
two times per semester. The Nursing PhD is offered as a part-time program, and students may take one to two courses per semester.
Required coursework for the Nursing PhD program is as follows:
Seminar in Nursing Theory Faculty Development in Nursing Education Pedagogical Practices in Nursing Education Curriculum Evaluation in Nursing Education Evaluation in Nursing Education Technology in Nursing Education Nursing Professoriate Practicum or
Statistical Methods II Quantitative Research Qualitative Research Research Seminar I Research Seminar II
Student Issues in Nursing* Leadership in Nursing: A Case Study Approach†
Dissertation (12 semester hours)Dissertation SeminarDissertation
*Students may also take a course in the IUP Student Affairs in Higher Education program
†Students may also take a course in the IUP Administration and Leadership Studies program.
For information on required coursework for the IUP Nursing PhD, you can view the graduate course catalog. For information on the DNP to PhD program,
visit the DNP to PhD required coursework page.
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