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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
PhD Admissions

Doctor of Philosophy


All doctor of philosophy students are admitted through the Graduate School. Visit the Graduate School's "Current Students" Web page to view

  • a description of the PhD program in nursing
  • curriculum model
  • requirements for the degree
  • required examinations (preliminary and comprehensive exams and dissertation defense)
  • other policies of the Graduate School and the College of Nursing

For students with a BS in nursing, visit the MS-PhD page for application and program specifics.

Discuss the program with the PhD Program Director, Dr. Paula Meek.

Admission Requirements 


PhD students are admitted through the Graduate School. Be sure to review all the application requirements to ensure your application is reviewed for admission.

How to Apply 

How to Apply

Find out how to apply to the PhD program at the College of Nursing, and ensure you follow the admissions procedures.

Application Deadlines 

Application Deadlines

View the application deadlines for the PhD program.