South Carolina’s Ph.D. program is designed to be financially and logistically accessible
for you. Most students receive substantial financial support to cover the majority
of their tuition and fees for the first two years of the program, and the executive-style
program format offers you flexibility to work while you advance your studies.
South Carolina’s small class sizes create opportunities for you to form deep relationships
with faculty mentors and program peers, accelerating your growth as a nursing researcher.
Working closely with advisers and faculty who are actively engaged in funded research,
you’ll develop an individualized program of study that allows you to pursue your passion,
generate your own grant-funded projects and make an impact in healthcare.
By pursuing your Ph.D. at South Carolina, a comprehensive R1 institution, you’ll have
access to collaborate with the College of Nursing’s clinical and research faculty
as well experts across campus, including faculty at the College of Engineering, Arnold
School of Public Health and more.
In addition, you may also earn a Post Masters Graduate Certificate during your Ph.D.
studies, further advancing your career and marketability.
Apply to Graduate School
The Graduate School coordinates online applications to our master's and doctoral programs. There may
be supporting materials that are required along with your online application for graduate
admission, so be sure to review the requirements before you apply.
The Ph.D. program accepts students for fall entry.
Admission cycle for fall entry:
- Application opens - October 15
- Early decision deadline - January 15
- Final decision deadline - March 15