University of Delaware: PhD in Nursing Science Program Review
University of Delaware, 401 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716.
The University of Delaware was founded in 1743, making it one of the oldest higher education institutions in the nation. The university serves nearly 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Additional campuses of the University of Delaware are located in Dover, Wilmington, Lewes, and Georgetown.
The School of Nursing of the University of Delaware offers a PhD in Nursing Science. Admission criteria for the doctoral program include GPA, GRE scores, English proficiency and a personal statement. Applicants with a bachelors degree should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, while masters applicants should have a 3.5 or higher GPA. A combined score of 1050 is required on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.
Areas of research interest in the PhD in Nursing Science program include:
-Health promotion & risk reduction across the life span
-Health systems management, policy & education
-Management of chronic conditions
Financial aid for the PhD in Nursing Science program is funded by several external sources and is offered through Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships. Graduate students who receive financial aid are required to work up to 20 hours per work performing research or teaching undergraduates.
The PhD in Nursing Science requires 50 academic credits, which includes a 9 credit dissertation. Students in the PhD program take an oral and written examination in addition to the dissertation (writing) and its oral defense.