University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description The goal of the PhD (Nursing) program at the University of Alberta (U of A) is to educate for excellence in the development, organization, and testing of nursing knowledge. Rigor, flexibility, and relevance characterize the program: rigor in the level of scholarship; flexibility in the numbers and types of courses required; and relevance both to the discipline of nursing and to the student's goals and interests. Within the PhD program, students are required to develop knowledge in three areas: the discipline of nursing, research methodology, and a substantive subject area of the student's choice. Four areas of concentration are considered fundamental in order to gain a command of the discipline of nursing--nursing theory, nursing research, nursing practice, and nursing history. Each student's program will be individually planned in relation to her/his learning needs in these four areas, dissertation interests, and career goals.
Website: Nursing at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 85
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 587] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 97]

Publications and presentations particularly from the Master’s Degree and a completed “Background Information on PhD Applicant” form that clearly outlines your academic, research, and professional plans/expectations is required.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Transcripts are also required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015