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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Nursing Post-BS to PhD

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The Post-BS to PhD program at the University at Buffalo School of Nursing equips baccalaureate-prepared nurses to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in nursing. The Nursing PhD program prepares nurse scientists to: generate new knowledge and theory; extend the evidence-base of nursing and other disciplines; and disseminate this knowledge in their roles as researchers, academics and leaders, to affect change in policy, practice, and the profession of nursing. All doctoral classes are scheduled just two days per week, in order to accommodate the working student. The program is offered in a distance-accessible format using synchronously and asynchronously type format.

Nursing Post-BS Track

Year One (25 credits)

Year Two And Beyond (31 credits)

Elective Courses (9 credits)

  • Student will work with academic advisor to select courses that are supportive of dissertation and research.

Dissertation (14 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 79

3.0 Degree GPA required

Instruction Method

  • Synchronous online


  • 4 to 7 years

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 79 Hours

Application Fee

  • $75

Program Contact

Tanner Gelatt
Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
202 Beck Hall
Phone: 716-829-3765

SED Statement

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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