william f. connell school of nursing
The Ph.D. program in nursing includes three core areas of study:
- knowledge development in nursing
- research methods
- substantive nursing
Students apply core content to a selected research concentration. The curriculum includes courses in philosophy of science, epistemology of nursing, and strategies for developing nursing knowledge.
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Qualified Ph.D. students are offered a University Fellowship, which provides full tuition, a yearly stipend of approximately $23,000 and health insurance. The fellowship is renewable for up to three years providing the student maintains good academic standing and demonstrates progress toward the Ph.D. Learn more about fellowship opportunities.
Our Ph.D. program offers the opportunity for each student to develop the knowledge and skills that provide the basis for scholarly inquiry and research. Learn more about the research process.
Faculty research expertise and mentorship
Faculty are conducting well-funded programs of research and publishing in top-ranked journals. Since the goal of doctoral study is to make a unique contribution to knowledge in the field, students must be mentored by established and leading scientists in the discipline. Find out more about faculty mentorship opportunities.
Our graduates can be found in a variety of positions, combining their clinical and research expertise to advance health care and the science of nursing, many with careers in academia. Read more about our students and alumni.
Why Boston College
Graduates of the doctoral program contribute to the development of knowledge through research and theory-building and the dissemination of findings in scholarly forums. Learn more about the William F. Connell School of Nursing.
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