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Two Paths to a PhD

Prepare to lead in nursing research and education with a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. Nurses interested in scientific discovery and improving the lives of patients and families now have two entry options to our PhD program – BSN to PhD or the traditional post-master’s entry.

Choose your next step in nursing

So many choices! Nursing offers many and diverse educational options and career opportunities. Whether you are a high-school student considering the nursing profession or an experienced nurse looking to expand your horizons, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston can help you achieve excellence.

Take our Next Steps quiz to help plan your nursing journey.


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Our enrollment coaches can help you navigate the application process.

Call 713-500-2145, or email

Take a Campus Tour

The Cizik School of Nursing and Student Community Center building was designed with the future of nursing – and the planet – in mind. Sign up for an in-person campus tour, watch our virtual tour video, or learn more about our campus.