Nursing 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 course per semester in an immersive workshop format.

    The required DNP to PhD coursework is as follows:

    Nursing Core Courses (six 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 Teresa Shellenbarger at