Nov 13, 2019  
School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2019-2020 
    
School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2019-2020

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 24th month following the start of their doctoral studies for full-time students and 36th month for students in the part-time 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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