Degree Requirements

Students can enter the PhD program post-baccalaureate or post-masters. Students entering post-baccalaureate must complete a minimum of 96 semester hours; students entering postmasters must complete a minimum of 64 semester hours (32 hours may be granted to doctoral students with a previous master’s degree). At least 48 semester hours beyond the master’s level or its equivalent must be taken at UIC. The degree requirements also include a Preliminary Examination, meeting to discuss dissertation proposal, dissertation research, and defense of the final dissertation. Documentation of teaching experience is also required.

Post-Master's

(For students entering with a master’s degree in nursing)
Revised Curriculum Effective Fall 2016. Download pdf...

Post-Baccalaureate

(For students entering without a master’s degree in nursing)
Revised Curriculum Effective Fall 2016. Download pdf...