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Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science

Today’s nurse scientists have more career opportunities than ever before and work to solve some of health care’s biggest issues. With a PhD in Nursing Science, our graduates are well prepared for research positions in academia as well as in the research departments of leading health institutions and hospitals. Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is excited to launch our PhD in Nursing Science program, welcoming the next generation of nurse scientists to build the cornerstone of their education. 

As a collaborative program with the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, students pursuing a PhD in Nursing Science have the chance to experience an interdisciplinary learning environment. This innovative partnership means that you’ll have exceptional access to faculty and labs as you develop your research interests and dissertation.

Program Highlights

•    Program length: 3 years w/ optional 4th year
•    Admissions deadline: February 17, 2023
•    Term start: Fall 
•    Full-time on campus

What Makes Us Different

Earning your PhD in Nursing Science at Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College and Washington University has many benefits to students, but here are a few ways that our program is unique:

Full Funding for All Students
Investing in your education means more than a world-class academic experience. Each student in the PhD in Nursing Science program will be offered full tuition, a monthly stipend, healthcare benefits, and conference-related travel funds.

Interdisciplinary Faculty and Coursework
Through the collaboration with Washington University, you’ll develop a strong background in interdisciplinary research and have access to a wide range of faculty and nurse scientists throughout your coursework.

Rigorous Academic and Research Environment
To develop the next generation of nursing scientists, it’s important that students be immersed in both courses and research. Our full-time, on-campus approach includes a mentored research experience in the first years of the program with the faculty and labs of both schools.

Training in Cutting Edge Specialties
PhD students have the opportunity to choose a minor in either Genomics, Informatics, or a customized track ensuring that your nursing science education is focused on the future of healthcare.

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is excited to launch the PhD in Nursing Science degree program in partnership with the School of Medicine at Washington University. 

Learn More and Apply
To learn more about starting your PhD degree and our admissions requirements, reach out to the doctoral programs officer by filling out the form on this page.

If you would like to apply for the PhD in Nursing Science degree, click on the "Start my application" button below and be linked to the School of Medicine at Washington University's online application.


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