Nursing, PhD: Required Coursework

The IUP Nursing PhD program offers a variety of classes based in nursing education research, nursing pedagogy, and faculty role development and evaluation. Students will experience classes in a cohort fashion. The Nursing PhD is offered as a part-time program, and students may take one to two courses per semester.

Required coursework for the Nursing PhD program is as follows:

Nursing Core Courses (21 semester hours)

Seminar in Nursing Theory
Faculty Development in Nursing Education
Pedagogical Practices in Nursing Education
Curriculum Evaluation in Nursing Education
Evaluation in Nursing Education
Technology in Nursing Education
Nursing Professoriate Practicum or Nursing Colloquium

Research Core Courses (15 semester hours)

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

Support Courses (12 semester hours)

Student Issues in Nursing*
Leadership in Nursing: A Case Study Approach


Dissertation (12 semester hours)
Dissertation Seminar

*Students may also take a course in the IUP Student Affairs in Higher Education program

Students may also take a course in the IUP Administration and Leadership Studies program.

For information on the required coursework for the IUP Nursing PhD, you can view the graduate course catalog. For information on the DNP to PhD program, visit the DNP to PhD required coursework page.