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Graduate School

Nursing Science - Ph.D.


  • Major: Nursing Science
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
  • School/College: Nursing

Program Website

See the program curriculum and learn about admission. 



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Ready to apply? Take note of any deadlines and documents required for this degree program.


Fall Application Deadlines 
:  February 15

     Final:  March 15


Required Documents

  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • GRE Score (within last 5 years)
  • Writing Sample
  • 3 Letters of Reference (from doctorally-prepared nurses or other health professionals)

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester

Area of Concentration 

  • BSN to Ph.D.

The Nursing Science program has specific curriculum requirements for students entering the program after obtaining their BSN.   The BSN to Ph.D. concentration should be selected on the application.   All other applicants should select the MSN/Other Masters/DNP to Ph.D. option.


A Note from the Program

After you review the USC College of Nursing website, feel free to contact our office at 803-777-0290 with any questions you may have about the Ph.D. program.

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