PhD Program Delivery

Program Delivery

The PhD program uses a mix of online and in-person learning.Some courses are timetabled during the day and evening. Teaching modalities include hybrid courses (concurrent groups in the classroom and online), and fully online. Distance students residing outside Edmonton have priority access to online course sections, so that nurses from rural areas or outside Alberta can access doctoral studies. Local students are encouraged to actively engage in seminars on campus to experience doctoral scholarship in the context of a vibrant scholarly community.


The Faculty of Nursing does not have a program requirement for doctoral students to spend a minimum period of residence on campus. Individualized plans for period(s) of on-campus study are based on supervisory expectations and student needs and goals. These plans may be influenced by opportunities for scholarly socialization, networking, and mentorship; as well as research training, funding opportunities, graduate teaching and research assistantships, and student career plans. An agreement for on-campus study must be explicitly negotiated and documented by the graduate supervisor and the student as part of the application and admission process.


PhD students are normally registered full time. All PhD students must, over the duration of their program, pay the equivalent of at least three full years of program fees.


Please see Tuition and Fees section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website.