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DNP to Ph.D. Required Coursework

The DNP to Ph.D. program at IUP offers an accelerated course format in comparison to the traditional Ph.D. program. Students enrolled in the DNP to Ph.D. program will experience the same cohort format, taking two courses per semester on two Fridays per month, and finish in only four semesters.

The required DNP to Ph.D. coursework is as follows:

Nursing Core Courses (6 semester hours)

Curriculum Evaluation in Nursing Education
Evaluation in Nursing

Research Core Courses (15 semester hours)

Statistical Methods II
Quantitative Research
Qualitative Research
Research Seminar I
Research Seminar II

Dissertation (12 semester hours)

Dissertation Seminar
Dissertation

For more information on DNP to Ph.D. coursework, you can view the graduate course catalog. For information on the traditional nursing Ph.D. coursework, visit the Ph.D. Required Coursework page.

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