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Doctoral Degrees

USC’s clinical programs provide students with the skills needed to manage individual and community health care, implement research findings through translational research and evidence-based practice, innovate the practice of nursing and influence health care policy.                                 

The Ph.D. prepares students to generate nursing research and function as nurse scientists and academics.

Read more about the College of Nursing's two types of nursing doctoral degrees: clinical (DNP) and research (Ph.D.)