Graduate Programs

Degree Programs

PhD in Nursing

The PhD curriculum consists of six core areas of 90 credit hours. The MSN to PhD can use up to 30 credit hours from their Master of Science in Nursing course work.

Core BSN to PhD MSN to PhD
Professional Development Core 8 credits 6 credits
Nursing Theory Core 9 credits 6 credits
Nursing Science Research Major 21 credits 15 credits   
Nursing Science Concentration 24 credits 8 credits
Minor, external or internal 12 credits 9 credits
Dissertation 16 credits 16 credits

 For a complete outline of the courses required for each core, visit the Indiana University School of Nursing PhD program Web site:

Last updated: February, 2012