Program Overview

The UIC College of Nursing is a research intensive institution that draws the most exceptional faculty and the most accomplished and proactive nursing students. We are consistently ranked in the top 10 for nursing schools nationally and in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our PhD Program will provide the opportunity to learn from and conduct research with national and internationally acclaimed leaders.

The PhD program emphasizes strong mentoring relationships between student scholars and faculty advisors to allow an individualized program of study. Biological, bio-behavioral core laboratory facilities as well as the Office of Research Facilitation provide research support for faculty and student research teams.

Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program

The Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program (CMEP) allows graduate students in a doctoral program, or in a participating training program that is jointly supported by the Exchange Scholar’s home and host institutions, to enroll at one of the three participating institutions to take advantage of academic courses at any of the other participating institutions that are not available at their home institution. The three institutions in the program are the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.  UIC students are permitted to take a total of three quarters of classes through the CMEP program at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.


The CON Signature research areas are: