McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Nursing (PhD)

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing offered by the Ingram School of Nursing in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes rigorous and collaborative learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in critical reading, original thinking, and scientific communication to pursue professional opportunities in academia or industry.

Unique Program Features

  • The program focuses on the development of advanced skills in critical thinking, scholarly communication, and the conduct of rigorous research related to the student's selected topic of inquiry.;
  • The program is open to nurses with either an undergraduate or graduate degree in Nursing, or students who have completed a two-year master’s program in Nursing or a related field;
  • The learning experience at the School is geared towards fostering individual judgment, creativity, and initiative;
  • The School is led by nationally recognized researchers and clinicians, students will participate in cutting-edge programs of research and knowledge translation projects related to nursing practice and administration.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

PhD in Nursing website

Department Contact

Graduate Program graduate2.nursing [at] (subject: PhD%20in%20Nursing) (email)

Available Intakes



Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 1 March 1
WINTER February 15 August 1 November 10

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

Back to top