Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Curriculum

The traditional Ph.D. program is offered in a weekend format, with classes meeting on campus one weekend each month (Saturday - Sunday) during the course of the semester.  Between each weekend class meeting, a 1 to 2 hour online, synchronous class meeting is held.

Full or part-time study is possible. Students entering post-baccalaureate must complete the program (including dissertation) in eight years from the date of initial matriculation.  Pre-PhD Coursework for BSN to PhD program listed below.

Students entering with a master's degree must complete the program (including dissertation) in six years from the date of initial matriculation.

Most courses are held at the Lake Shore Campus or at the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Ill.

 

masters to phd program
Sample Program of Study (Full-time)

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Fall
Spring
Summer
Year 1
GNUR 432 (3): Epistemology
GNUR 500 (3): Concepts
 
[Advanced statistics is a pre-requisite to the PhD program.  RMTD 404 must be taken Fall Y1 if advanced statistics was not completed prior to entering the program]
GNUR 501 (3): Quantitative Methods
GNUR 512 (3): Theory
Introduction to Linear Models (3)
GNUR 513 (3): Qualitative Methods
GNUR 540 (3): Ethics
Year 2
GNUR 519 (3): Measurement
Categorical Data Analysis (3)
GNUR 544/503 (3): Policy
GNUR 542 (1): Grant Writing
GNUR 532 (2-3): Research Intership (Scheduled by advisor)
GNUR 509 (3): Teaching Methods
 
Elective
Year 3
Qualifying Examination
GNUR 510 (3): Teaching Practicum
Dissertation
 
Elective
Dissertation
 
Elective
Year 4
Dissertation
Dissertation
 

 

BSN to PHd pROGRAM, pRE-pHD COURSEWORK

A BSN to PhD option is available.  Please contact admission for more details.