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PhD (Post-master's Entry)

Achieve your highest level of nursing education with a research-focused Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston.

PhD Program at a Glance

The PhD program at Cizik School of Nursing is rooted in foundations of theory and research needed to develop nurse scientists. Our mission is to prepare nurses to lead the development and dissemination of knowledge through nursing and interprofessional research. Through the integration of theory, research, and practice, our goal is to prepare nurse scientists who will improve health and health care for patients and families.

Admit Term

Fall only

Program Length

8 to 12 semesters

Credit Requirements


Educational Mode

(Online and on-campus courses)

Enrollment Level

Full or part time

Estimated Tuition

Among the lowest in the state


Exceptional Faculty

At Cizik School of Nursing, you will get to know our outstanding faculty and can build relationships that will benefit you throughout your career. Our nurse scientists are making important discoveries to promote health and well-being for all in our diverse communities. Find a mentor who shares your research interests.

Unmatched Interprofessional Collaboration

Located in the world’s largest medical center, Cizik School of Nursing offers PhD students the opportunity to work with and learn from faculty and peers within UTHealth Houston’s seven schools as well as clinicians in the Texas Medical Center’s internationally renowned institutions.



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.

Affordable PhD in Nursing

Excellence meets affordability at Cizik School of Nursing. Our tuition and fees are among the lowest in the state, and we offer a variety of scholarships to PhD students to support education and research.



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Take your next step toward addressing the most pressing health care issues of our time by earning your PhD from Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston.

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