Degree requirements

The PhD program in Nursing Science at the University of Washington is designed for individuals seeking a career as a nursing science researcher. Our graduates advance understanding of symptoms, improve care and health outcomes and promote health equity across the lifespan both locally and globally through their research.

We anticipate that the average student will exceed the required number of program credits by adding courses that provide knowledge that is unique to their area of research interest. Each student’s supervisory committee has the final responsibility for approving their program of study.