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Build your academic nursing credentials by completing the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing’s online PhD option. In addition to Internet-based study, the program incorporates the use of Adobe Connect online technology and on-campus sessions during the summers.

The program is designed to produce nurse scholars who are interested in sharing their research and clinical specialties with the academic community, service sector and public policy arena.

To learn more about this program and begin the application process, visit the Sinclair School of Nursing's PhD information page PhD information.

Funding opportunities

Numerous predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship opportunities are available.

Benjamin Coe
Nursing PhD Student | Blue Springs, MO

Ben Coe has made service his life. He’s an Air Force captain, a volunteer fire fighter and an ER nurse. The online nursing PhD from MU fits his busy schedule and lets him continue his education to help prepare the next generation of nurses.

Pamela Ostby
Nursing (PhD) | Lake St. Louis, MO

Pamela Ostby earned her PhD in Nursing after more than thirty years in the profession. After investigating other online schools, Pamela found that Mizzou would best prepare her academically. Faculty involvement and the amount of academic research that comes out of the nursing program, led her to choose the Sinclair School of Nursing for her degree.