PhD Program in Nursing
The doctoral program at Emory consists of required courses in the sciences, research and electives designed to give students a grounding in the area of specialization. In addition to research coursework, the program provides mentored research practice during the first three years prior to the dissertation.
Students entering the doctoral program with a BSN take a minimum of 74 semester hours of coursework and those entering with a masters take a minimum of 50 semester hours of coursework. The coursework required to take the nurse practitioner and nurse midwifery certification exam can be included in the program of study.
For admission to the PhD program in nursing, Emory University seeks highly qualified applicants with the discipline and motivation prerequisite to interdisciplinary research.
- Completed application
- Submission of a personal statement that describes the applicant's vision for doctoral work and his/her ideas about the value of interdisiplinary approaches to the study of societal issues related to health and illness
- 3 recommendations
- Satisfactory GRE scores within 5 years
- Satisfactory TOEFL scores (if applicable)
- World Education Services (WES) report (if applicable)
- Personal interview with faculty
- Eligible for licensure as RN in Georgia
The deadline for applications to the PhD Program in Nursing is January 3rd for fall admission.
Students entering with a masters degree need to have completed an undergraduate or graduate level epidemiology course within the past five years and a graduate level statistics course. These courses will be included in the program of study for students entering with a BSN. All students need to be computer literate.
Graduate level statistics within the past five years
- Computer literacy
Computer Literacy Requirement
Use of a computer is an important skill that professional nurses require for accessing information. PhD students should be familiar with basic computer operations and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. During the course of their studies within the school, students will be expected to use email, an Internet Browser, word processing and computer presentation programs. Students needing to increase their computer skills should enroll in classes at community or technical colleges, or take commercial training courses before attending Emory.
Tuition for a full-time course load of 12 hours or more is $17,900 a semester for the academic year 2012-2013. This fee covers tuition, the use of facilities of instruction and library services. Student health insurance is incurred as an additional expense. All full-time admitted students are granted full tuition waiver and receive a $18,000 annual stipend in exchange for teaching and research services. These awards are renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance, for a total of two years. Faculty and students work together to identify and apply for National Institutes for Health's National Research Service Award and other fellowships for subsequent funding.
We encourage your to apply online at the Laney Graduate School Application Web Site.
For other information you may contact:
After reviewing the information on our web site, please contact the following if you have questions or require additional program information:
Ann E. Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN
Edith F. Honeycutt Chair in Nursing
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Program Administrative Assistant
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
1520 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322-4207