Pamela Ostby Nursing PhD '16
Gain the top credential for a research career

Ashley Shaw

Nursing PhD `17

The Sinclair School of Nursing’s PhD program offers an interdisciplinary approach that allowed Ashely Shaw to follow her passion in women’s health. The degree’s flexibility allowed her to continue her career as a researcher and an educator.

Pamela Ostby

Nursing PhD '16 | 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.

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.

Tuition and fees

Online graduate students pay in-state tuition regardless of residency.

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These estimates are for illustrative purposes only and are based on academic year 2019 information. They include:

  • Standard Sinclair School of Nursing graduate tuition of $440.16 per credit hour, plus
  • Information technology fee of $13.77 per credit hour.

It does not include your application fee, textbooks or course materials. Additional fees may apply.

Your actual costs may differ, depending on your collateral course choices and your academic progress so far. Also, course fees vary from department to department and from year to year.

See more about tuition and fees

Financial aid

Graduate students may receive several types of financial aid, including loans, grants and scholarships.

3 out of 4 MU graduate students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is contingent upon eligibility.

Average financial aid package*

* In the 2015 academic year, 9,153 graduate students were enrolled at MU; 6,938 (75.8 percent) of them received a combined total of $140,889,924 in need-based and non-need-based financial aid.

The Student Financial Aid Office can provide further information and assist you with federal aid and upcoming scholarship deadlines.

Fellowships and funding

The Sinclair School of Nursing, in conjunction with Graduate Studies, the National Institute of Nursing Research and select foundations interested in improving nursing and healthcare, offer several fellowship and merit award programs for incoming and continuing PhD students. Learn more about fellowships and funding.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing.

The University reserves the right to increase or decrease the fees charged for attendance and other services at the University when the Board of Curators considers it in the best interest of the University to do so. Any increase in fees must be approved by the Board of Curators not less than thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the academic term (semester, etc.) to which these fees will be applied. Any change in fees will be effective irrespective of whether fees have or have not been paid by or on behalf of a student prior to the effective date of the modification. For more information on tuition and fees, visit the Office of Cashiers.