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  • PhD in Nursing Science Program

    Doctor of Philosophy Degree

    Are you interested in reaching your full potential and earning the field's highest academic degree, a credential earned by less than 1 percent of the population? Whether you are interested in a career in nursing leadership, education, policy or research, the PhD in Nursing Science program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is the right choice for you.

    Established in 1997, this program is a collaborative PhD program between the University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi.


    The PhD in Nursing Science program is offered through the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences in conjunction with the School of Nursing.


    One degree, multiple entry points


    For BSN-prepared nurses, the PhD in Nursing Science program is designed to develop nurse researchers to generate and translate knowledge toward improving the health or individuals, families, communities and populations through the conduct of biologic, physiologic or experiential client-centered health problems and developing the theoretical and experiential foundation necessary to initiate and coordinate clinical outcomes research.


    The PhD in Nursing Science program offers opportunities for registered nurses, who hold a BSN degree and a graduate degree in nursing or a related field, to gain the complementary knowledge and experiences requisite for scholarly pursuits in nursing and health-related fields.