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Nursing, Ph.D


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Ph.D. Degree


Admission


The admission requirements are:

  1. Master’s degree or demonstrated readiness to transfer from the M.Sc. to the Ph.D. degree within the McMaster program.
  2. Completion of a research thesis or equivalent (e.g., the candidate has already conducted funded research).
  3. Same as requirements 2 through 5 under the M.Sc. Degree.

A candidate for the Ph.D. degree must comply with the School of Graduate Studies Regulations for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy.

Requirements


Candidates must:

  1. Obtain at least B- standing in a minimum of three half courses beyond those required for the M.Sc. degree, one of which must be NURSING *700 . NURSING *701  must also be taken as one of the three required courses for the degree, if an equivalent course was not previously taken at the Master’s level.
  2. In addition to the above minimum course requirements for the Ph.D., candidates must successfully complete an approved research methods half course, and one HRM statistics half course, if equivalent courses were not previously taken at the Master’s level.
  3. Pass a Comprehensive Examination before the eighteenth month from their date of entry into the doctoral program.
  4. Submit a thesis on an approved topic and defend the thesis at a final oral examination.

Students entering the Ph.D. program after transferring from the McMaster M.Sc. Program in Nursing must obtain at least B- standing in a minimum of three half courses beyond those required for the M.Sc. degree, one of which must be NURSING *700 . For students who have completed this course at the master’s level, another course must be selected by the student and the supervisory committee. Items 3 and 4 of the above listed Ph.D. requirements must also be completed.

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