PhD: About the Program
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
UIC’s College of Nursing is consistently one of the top
5 nursing colleges most funded by the National Institutes of
Health (NIH). Joining UIC nursing for doctoral work allows you
the opportunity to learn from and conduct research with nationally
and internationally acclaimed leaders. Our faculty members are
on the cutting edge of research in maternal and child health,
women's health, life-threatening disease and traumatic injury,
management of disease and illness, systems and services for
health, end of life transitions, and health disparities. Please look at this document for specific faculty research areas.
- The doctoral program emphasizes strong mentoring relationships
between student scholars and faculty advisors to allow an
individualized program of study. Biological, bio-behavioral,
and behavioral core laboratory facilities as well as the Office of Research Facilitation provide research support for faculty
and student research teams.
Routes of Entry into the PhD Program
There are two routes of entry for the PhD Program: post-master's and post-baccalaureate. The post-baccalaureate curriculum gives the student with a bachelor’s degree the option of bypassing the master’s degree and moving directly through the program to obtain the PhD degree.
CIC Traveling Scholar Program
The CIC Traveling Scholar Program, sponsored by the Committee
on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), enables doctoral students
to take advantage of educational opportunities (specialized
courses, unique library collections, and unusual laboratories)
at the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.