Fast Track BSN to PhD

Accelerated path to PhD

This full-time program was created expressly for academically strong BSN graduates who want to be educators and researchers. Full-time students may complete their PhD degree in 4-5 years without all the clinical requirements of the MSN program. All features and benefits of the traditional PhD program apply, including faculty advisor support and mentoring.

Nursing specialty preparation

You’ll complete 12 – 15 hours of courses to obtain a MSN-level specialty (required by many state boards of nursing for faculty roles). Actual number of credits depends on the clinical specialty and your career goals. *

Specialty areas

For more information on the traditional MSN, see our MSN specialties.

For more information on BSN to PhD clinical specialties, please contact the director of the PhD program.

Teaching preparation

We encourage students to take education courses and the teaching practicum and/or work as a graduate teaching assistant for at least one semester.

*   An individualized plan of studies is developed for each student.