Schools with PhD Programs in Delaware

The College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware has a PhD program available through their School of Nursing. Full-time and part-time study options can be chosen and students develop scientific research careers in education and health care settings. The program is fifty semester credits in length and a plan of study is designed prior to starting courses. Students have a maximum of seven years in which to complete the degree requirements, but most do it in three or four years. February 1st is the final deadline for application submissions.

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Highly competitive, these programs only admit a select number of suitable candidates. Your application should highlight your academic and clinical achievements, as this is the main focus of the reviewing committees. You will only be eligible for acceptance if you have already acquired your Master’s degree in nursing. If you have yet to do so, then you should apply to the offered bridge programs. These will allow you to complete the necessary prerequisites and guarantee place in the doctoral program (if you maintain the high level of grades required). This is what you will need to provide when applying to a PhD program in Delaware:

  • Your overall GPA score must be at least 3.0 on all graduate and undergraduate coursework completed. This is on a 4.0 scale.
  • The BSN degree must have been obtained from a similarly accredited institution.
  • You must have completed your MSN degree from a college or university with authoritative accreditation.
  • GRE test scores may be required and only apply to those obtained within the last five years.
  • All career goals and educational objectives must be detailed in a written goal statement.
  • Three recommendation letters will need to be submitted. These are only acceptable if from academic authorities, employers or related professional sources.
  • You must have an active registered nurse license to practice unrestricted in Delaware.
  • Ensure all educational and career experiences and achievements are updated before submitting your resume.
  • A graduate course in statistics, research and healthcare assessment must have been acquired with a minimum grade of C.
  • You will need to have yourself vaccinated against specified diseases.
  • All colleges and universities attended must provide the school with official transcripts.
  • The stipulations named in the school’s Personal Standards catalog will need to be met in full.