• BSN to PhD Program | Doctoral Programs | UTMB School of Nursing

BSN to PhD Program Track

Shaping future generations of nurse scientists!

BSN to PhD is designed for nurses with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. Although students completing the BSN to PhD program do not earn a masters degree in nursing, they do immerse themselves in challenging masters as well as doctoral level courses.

  • Degree Requirements

    A Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a nationally accredited institution is required for applicants

  • Exam Requirements

    An applicant must have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) within last five (5) years.

  • Required Application Documents

    Required: a resume, all relevant transcripts, three (3) letters of reference & a personal statement (see personal statement guidelines)

  • Other Requirements

    For Graduates of Foreign Universities: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) scores

 
 

    10

    Semesters

    27

    Courses

    $34,930

    ✳ Total Tuition


    • 1

       Semester

      3 Courses (10 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $4,676

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    • 2

       Semester

      3 Courses (10 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $4,200

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    • 3

       Semester

      3 Courses (9 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,808

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    • 4

       Semester

      3 Courses (9 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $4,114

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    • 5

       Semester

      3 Courses (9 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,894

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    • 6

       Semester

      4 Courses (7 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $4,089

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    • 7

       Semester

      3 Courses (3 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,682

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    • 8

       Semester

      3 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,574

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    • 9

       Semester

      1 Course (3 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $1,354

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    • 10

       Semester

      1 Course (0 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,745

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      ✳ – Total tuition & fees. Does not include book fees. Total tuition may vary based on the number of semesters needed to complete the dissertation.

      BSN Traditional Program Curriculum & Tuition

      • Semester 1
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5309 Foundations of Adult Learning 3
        GNRS 6357 Nursing Science I 3
        GNRS 6400 Concepts & Theories in Nursing 4
        Semester 2
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5322 Curriculum Design 3
        GNRS 6358 Nursing Science II 3
        GNRS 6402 Advanced Statistics 4
        Semester 3
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5311 Program Evaluation 3
        GNRS 5312 Learning Environment 3
        GNRS 6361 Quantitative Data Management 3
        Semester 4
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 6341 History & Philosophy of Science in Nursing 3
        GNRS 5320 Teaching Practicum 3
        GNRS 6348 Qualitative Research Methods 3
        Semester 5
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 6346 Quantitative Research Methods 3
        GNRS 6362 Redagogy: Teaching, Research & Scholarship in the Clinical Environment 3
        GNRS 6351 Qualitative Data Management 3
        Semester 6
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 6347 Ethics in Health Care & Research 3
        GNRS 6350 Clinical Investigations in Nursing 3
        MEHU 6101 Ethics in Science 1
        GNRS 6039 Research Practicum 3
        Semester 7
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 6352 Survey of Instrumentation Methods 3
        GNRS 6039 Research Practicum 3
        GNRS 6088 Independent Study or Elective 3
        Semester 8
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 6325 Health Care Policy 3
        GNRS 6337 Informatics in Transformation of Health Care 3
        GNRS 6039 Research Practicum 3
        Semester 9
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 6340 Doctoral Research Seminar 3
        Semester 10
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 6099 Dissertation 3
      • Total (Tuition & Course Fees) $34,930
        Semester 1
        Tuition and University Fees $3,505
        Course Fees $580
        Book Fees $591
        Semester 2
        Tuition and University Fees $3,296
        Course Fees $580
        Book Fees $324
        Semester 3
        Tuition and University Fees $2,989
        Course Fees $522
        Book Fees $297
        Semester 4
        Tuition and University Fees $3,053
        Course Fees $743
        Book Fees $318
        Semester 5
        Tuition and University Fees $2,989
        Course Fees $554
        Book Fees $351
        Semester 6
        Tuition and University Fees $3,296
        Course Fees $580
        Book Fees $213
        Semester 7
        Tuition and University Fees $3,053
        Course Fees $554
        Book Fees $75
        Semester 8
        Tuition and University Fees $2,989
        Course Fees $585
        Book Fees $0
        Semester 9
        Tuition and University Fees $1,143
        Course Fees $174
        Book Fees $37
        Semester 10
        Tuition and University Fees $3,223
        Course Fees $522
        Book Fees $0

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