Helping to End Health Disparities

The PhD in Nursing Science prepares students to become research leaders with focus on ending health disparities and advancing health equity.

Renowned for their clinical excellence and scientific expertise, our faculty hold advanced degrees not only in nursing but also in public health, psychology, medicine, nutrition, education, and administration. Our faculty has strong funding and expertise in the following areas: Social & Biological Determinants of Health, Chronic Disease (e.g., HIV), Acute & Critical Care, Mental Health/Substance Use, Family, Women & Child Health, Health Promotion & Prevention, and Sex & Gender Minority Health.

Graduates of this program are recognized as cutting-edge researchers and educators in academic, medical, and scientific institutions.

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Featured PhD Faculty

For a full list of our dedicated nurse scientists and educators click the link below.
Full Phd Faculty List

Become a Nurse Scientist

Graduates of the PhD program are in great demand in nursing education and research.

Dual Path Options:
 - BSN-to-PhD
 - Master’s-to-PhD


Research Excellence

Inter-disciplinary health disparities research opportunities in Miami’s multi-ethnic environment.

Affiliation with NIH-funded research and the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research

Financial Assistance

PhD student tuition and 12-month stipends are fully funded for up to five years.

 - Research or teaching assistantship
 - Full tuition waiver
 - Student health insurance

The University of Miami is a member of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) the U.S. Department of Education recognized regional accrediting agency and is accredited to offer degrees through the doctoral level.