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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Ph.D

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The program requires a minimum of 51 semester hours past the master’s degree in nursing or 63 semester hours past the bachelor’s degree in nursing, plus a minimum of nine semester hours of dissertation credit. In general, each three-semester credit hour course represents three lecture hours per week. Semester credit hours are shown in parentheses after each entry.

Individualized Area of Concentration Courses (12 Hours)

Total Credit Hour Requirement for Post-Master’s Program: 60 Hours

Additional Courses (12 Credits) For BSN-PhD Track: 72 Hours

PhD Advisory Committee

Upon admission to the Ph.D. program in nursing, the student is assigned an advisor. Within the first year or completion of 18 credit hours, a PhD Advisory Committee is formed to assist the student in planning and approving an appropriate program of study and selecting research residency activities. There will be a minimum of two committee members: a major advisor from the Nursing faculty, one additional committee member from Nursing, and one nursing or non-nursing committee member with faculty rank outside the School as needed.

Doctoral Dissertation Committee

The Doctoral Dissertation Committee is selected by the student after the successful completion of all required coursework and residency requirements. This committee will recommend the student to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree. Committee members will guide the student during the dissertation process and judge the acceptability of the dissertation. The committee will also judge the acceptability of the validation defense of the dissertation.

The Doctoral Dissertation Committee will consist of a minimum of three members: a major advisor and one other committee member from within Nursing and one member from outside of Nursing. The outside member may be a faculty member from within Georgia State University, or a nursing or non-nursing faculty member from another institution. All committee members must hold an earned doctorate and be graduate faculty or the equivalent. The Doctoral Dissertation Committee may consist of some or all of the same individuals from the student’s Doctoral Advisory Committee, or the student may select a committee of new individuals to constitute the Doctoral Dissertation Committee.

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