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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Ph.D. Program

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Doctoral Program at the 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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UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS

Wednesday, September 17, 2014  4:00 – 6:00 PM

Saturday, December 6, 2014  12:00 – 2:00 PM

Wednesday, May 27, 2015  6:00 – 8:00 PM

**Advanced registration is required. Please email csongrad@bc.edu with the subject line "PhD Info Session" to register.**

 

Fellowship opportunities

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.

Research process

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. Read more»

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. Read more»

Alumni

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»

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. Read more»

 

Sample curriculum »