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DNP to PhD Required Coursework

The DNP to PhD program at IUP offers an accelerated course format in comparison to the traditional PhD program. Students enrolled in the DNP to PhD program will experience the same cohort format, taking one or two courses per semester in an immersive workshop format.

The required DNP to PhD 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

For more information on DNP to PhD coursework, you can view the graduate course catalog. For information on the traditional nursing PhD coursework, visit the PhD Required Coursework page or contact the PhD coordinator Susan Poorman at