American University of Beirut

  • PhD Program in Nursing Science


    ​​​​To prepare students for careers in academic research, teaching, and healthcare administration.

    ​​​​​Areas of Focus

    1. Health Care Systems Research
    2. Bio behavioral​ research in health and illness
    3. Determinants of health and disease in individuals, families and communities
    4. Stress and coping
    5. Health promotion and risk reduction research ​


    The PhD program will be in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan, and with the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB.

    Curriculum Plan (Click here)​​

    Minimum​ of 48 credits beyond the master's degree:

    • ​24 credits course work
    • 24 credits dissertation work

    ​Admission Requirements
    1. Master's degree in Nursing Science
    2. GRE
    3. TOEFL or EEE
    4. Three letters of recommendation 
    5. Statement of purpose (500 words) specifying area of research interest
    6. Interview by PhD program faculty
    7. Applicants with a Non-Nursing Masters degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis and maybe required to take pre-requisite courses prior to enrolling in the PhD program ​​​


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