Ph.D. in Nursing

Mennonite College of Nursing
United States
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
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Entry Requirements

  • A Master of Science in Nursing from a CCNE or NLN-accredited program.
  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 30 hours of graduate course work or the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores submitted to the Illinois State Office of Admissions as indicated on the graduate application. The GRE is waived for students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate course work or 30 hours of graduate course work.
  • "A master's level statistics course is a prerequisite requirement for PhD program doctoral level statistics course sequence. Applicants must either take and pass a placement examination, or complete this course during the first summer semester of the PhD program."
  • Official documentation of a minimum TOEFL score: 79 – internet-based testing, 213 – computer-based testing, 550 – paper-based testing Official academic records (one in English and one in the native language), verified with fresh seals and signatures, sent directly from each college or university attended. 


Core Courses

7 core courses are required for a total of 21 credit hours.

  •  Philosophy of Science
  •  Theoretical Basis of Nursing Research
  •  Quantitative Research Design
  •  Qualitative Research Design
  • Introduction to Nursing Informatics
  • Health Policy Ethical, Legal & Professional Issues in Research

In addition, all students must attend  Research Colloquium.

Focal Area Courses

4 focal area courses are required for a total of 12 credit hours.

  • Biopsychological Research with Aging Individuals
  • Sociocultural Research with Aging Persons in Families and Communities
  • Research in Aging with Vulnerable Populations
  •  Residency in Research with Aging Adults

Statistical Methods Sequence

3 statistical methods courses are required for a total of 9 credit hours.

  •  Statistical Methods I
  •  Statistical Methods II
  •  Statistical Methods III

Cognate Courses

9 credit hours of cognate courses are required. The number of courses varies and will be selected in coordination with your faculty advisor  

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