UNMC Advantages

A world-class health science center

UNMC is an international destination for top educators, researchers, clinicians and students — as well as patients seeking advanced care. UNMC is widely known for its programs in transplantation, cancer research, genetics and bioterrorism preparedness.

Exceptional preparation for nurse leaders

Our PhD program fosters nurse scientists in the advancement, testing and dissemination of nursing knowledge – for leadership roles in research, education, practice, health policy and administration.  

Top-ranked in nursing academics and research funding

The UNMC College of Nursing is ranked among the top graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report and consistently appears in the first tier of research funding by the National Institutes of Health.  

Vast educational benefits for students

As Nebraska’s largest nursing program within a world-class health science center, UNMC offers huge opportunity for PhD students:

Diverse international enrollment

We attract students from across the U.S. and globe.  Men and women from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. International students are welcome.