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Doctoral Programs

Anthropology - PhD
Biological Sciences - PhD
Biomedical Engineering - PhD
Biomedical Science - PhD
Biostatistics - PhD
Business Administration - PhD
Chemical Engineering - PhD
Chemistry - PhD
Civil Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Civil Engineering - PhD
Clinical-Community Psychology - PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders - PhD
Comparative Literature - PhD
Computer Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Computer Engineering - PhD
Computer Science - APOGEE - PhD
Computer Science - PhD
Counselor Education - PhD
Criminology and Criminal Justice - PhD
Curriculum and Instruction - EdD (Fully Online/Accelerated Term)
Dual Degree - Hospitality Management - PhD (NTNU - Taiwan)
Dual Degree - Sport and Entertainment Mgmt - PhD (NTNU - Taiwan)
Early Childhood Education - PhD
Economics - PhD
Educational Administration - PhD
Educational Psychology and Research - PhD
Electrical Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Electrical Engineering - PhD
English - PhD
Environmental Health Sciences - PhD
Epidemiology - PhD
Exercise Science - PhD
Experimental Psychology - PhD
Foundations of Education - PhD
Geography - PhD
Geological Sciences - PhD
Health Promotion, Education and Behavior - DrPH
Health Promotion, Education and Behavior - PhD
Health Services Policy and Management - PhD
History - PhD
Hospitality Management - PhD
Journalism and Mass Communications - PhD
Language and Literacy - PhD
Library and Information Science - PhD
Linguistics - PhD
Marine Science - PhD
Mathematics - PhD
Mechanical Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Mechanical Engineering - PhD
Music Composition - DMA
Music Conducting - DMA
Music Education - PhD
Music Performance - DMA
Music Piano Pedagogy - DMA
Nuclear Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Nuclear Engineering - PhD
Nursing Practice - DNP
Nursing Science - PhD
Program Message
Thank you for your interest in the PhD in Nursing Science! 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 PhD program.
Program Details
School/College: Nursing
Major: Nursing Science
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Academic Bulletin: Go to Online Bulletin
Program Website: Visit Program Website
Graduate Director: Alicia Ribar (803) 777-4889
Program Contact: Helen Mulhern Halasz (803) 777-0290
Program Director: DeAnne K. Hilfinger Messias (803) 777-0290
Required Documents
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • GRE score within last 5 years
  • Writing sample
  • Three letters of reference from doctorally-prepared nurses or other health professionals
Applicable Terms
  • Fall
Deadlines
  • Priority Application Deadline is February 1.
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Area(s) of Concentration
  • BSN to PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences - PhD
Philosophy - PhD
Physical Education - PhD
Physical Therapy - DPT
Physics - PhD
Political Science - PhD
School Psychology - PhD
Social Work - PhD
Sociology - PhD
Spanish - PhD
Special Education - PhD
Sport and Entertainment Mgmt - PhD
Statistics - PhD
Teaching and Learning - PhD
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