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Prepare to lead in nursing research and education with a research-focused Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing from Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston. We now offer two entry points to a rewarding career as a nurse scientist.


Outstanding Faculty

Your PhD faculty advisor will work with you from admission to graduation to help guide you toward achieving your academic, professional, and research goals. Review our research faculty page, and find a mentor whose research interests align with your own.

Unparalleled Collaboration Opportunities

Doctoral students at Cizik School of Nursing benefit from access to courses and collaboration with expert researchers and clinicians within UTHealth Houston’s six schools and from affiliated institutions within the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.



Diverse Patient Populations

We live, work, study, and discover in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the nation, giving Cizik School of Nursing PhD candidates rich opportunities to begin meaningful programs of research that benefit specific communities and patient populations.

Supporting Scientific Discovery

The Center for Nursing Research at Cizik School of Nursing provides doctoral students and faculty with laboratory and administrative resources and support needed to prepare grant proposals, conduct research, and publish results.



Affordability Meets Excellence

At Cizik School of Nursing, we offer one of the most affordable PhD programs in Texas. We also offer scholarships to PhD students based on research interests in addition to academic performance and financial need.


Take Your Next Step

Join our collegial, supportive, and distinctive community of scholars and scientists working to improve health and health care for patients and families.

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