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The PhD in nursing is offered on the Denton and Houston campuses.  Because we understand that students have different needs and varying learning styles we offer two formats for the PhD program.
Denton

The PhD is offered 100% online on the Denton Campus.  The program has received the prestigious Quality Matters Program Implementation Plan award. 

Texas Woman's University College of Nursing is committed to promoting excellent online education.  One method to achieve this goal is by implementing the Quality Matters standards for the 100% online PhD program on the Denton campus.  We are systematically building and evaluating our courses based on these rigorous, research-supported standards.  The Quality Matters standards assure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners.  More information regarding Quality Matters may be found at www.qmprogram.org.

Houston

The PhD is offered in a hybrid face-to-face/online method at the Houston Campus
In both campus formats, students may attend either full time or part time. Research focuses primarily on women's health and our faculty are actively engaged in various Research Areas. Graduates serve in such roles as:
• Teachers
• Researchers
• Administrators

Additional Program Information

Before You Apply

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Graduate Application to TWU online at ApplyTexas.org. A nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required and can be paid online through ApplyTexas.org or in person at Office of the Bursar.
  2. Mail two (2) Letters of Recommendation [Word], a statement stating research goals and interests, and current curriculum vitae to the program coordinator at the location you plan to attend (see Locations below).
  3. Submit the following application materials to the address below:
    • Official transcripts for each college and university attended
    • GRE (verbal and quantitative scores) or MAT scores

      Graduate School
      P.O. Box 425649
      Denton, TX 76204-5649

Application Deadlines

Semester for Admission Submit application no later than
Fall

Feb. 1 Online

May 1 (Houston only)

Spring September 15 (Houston only, not applicable to Online Program)

Locations & Coordinators

Denton Campus
Dr. Vicki Zeigler, Online PhD Program Coordinator
College of Nursing
PO Box 425498
Denton TX 76204-5498

Houston Center 
Dr. Sandra Cesario, PhD Program Coordinator
College of Nursing
6700 Fannin Street
Houston TX 77030-2343
713.794.2100

Program Goals

The goals of the PhD nursing program are to prepare nurse scholars who will:

  1. Engage in scholarship that will add to the body of nursing knowledge.
  2. Influence professional values and practice.
  3. Investigate substantive questions of human health.
  4. Assume leadership in nursing and health care.
  5. Integrate knowledge from nursing and other disciplines to address problems of human health.
  6. Teach and mentor other nurses and nurse scholars.

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