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University of South Carolina is proud to offer more than 240 graduate degree programs and certificates. To learn more about a particular program, select a category and click on the program listing.

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Doctoral Programs

Anthropology - PhD
Biological Sciences - PhD
Biomedical Engineering - PhD
Biomedical Science - PhD
Biostatistics - PhD
Business Administration - PhD
Chemical Engineering - PhD
Chemistry - PhD
Civil Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Civil Engineering - PhD
Clinical-Community Psychology - PhD
Communication Sciences and Disorders - PhD
Comparative Literature - PhD
Computer Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Computer Engineering - PhD
Computer Science - APOGEE - PhD
Computer Science - PhD
Counselor Education - PhD
Criminology and Criminal Justice - PhD
Curriculum and Instruction - EdD (Fully Online/Accelerated Term)
Dual Degree - Hospitality Management - PhD (NTNU - Taiwan)
Dual Degree - Sport and Entertainment Mgmt - PhD (NTNU - Taiwan)
Early Childhood Education - PhD
Economics - PhD
Educational Administration - PhD
Educational Psychology and Research - PhD
Electrical Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Electrical Engineering - PhD
English - PhD
Environmental Health Sciences - PhD
Epidemiology - PhD
Exercise Science - PhD
Experimental Psychology - PhD
Foundations of Education - PhD
Geography - PhD
Geological Sciences - PhD
Health Promotion, Education and Behavior - DrPH
Health Promotion, Education and Behavior - PhD
Health Services Policy and Management - PhD
History - PhD
Hospitality Management - PhD
Language and Literacy - PhD
Library and Information Science - PhD
Linguistics - PhD
Marine Science - PhD
Mass Communications - PhD
Mathematics - PhD
Mechanical Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Mechanical Engineering - PhD
Music Composition - DMA
Music Conducting - DMA
Music Education - PhD
Music Performance - DMA
Music Piano Pedagogy - DMA
Nuclear Engineering - APOGEE - PhD
Nuclear Engineering - PhD
Nursing Practice - DNP
Program Message
The DNP program is designed to prepare nurses as clinical practitioners and scholars to assume advanced practice clinical and leadership roles.
Program Details
School/College: Nursing
Major: Nursing Practice
Degree: Doctor of Nursing Practice
Academic Bulletin: Go to Online Bulletin
Program Website: Visit Program Website
Graduate Director: Alicia Ribar (803) 777-4889
Nurse Executive Leadership Program Contact/Advisor and contact/advisor for students who are currently licensed as an APRN and with an MSN in Nursing: Helen Mulhern Halasz (803) 777-0290
Program Contact: Cheryl Nelson (803) 777-8777
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Required Documents
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 from the previous Undergraduate degree (but all transcripts are reviewed regardless of the program)
  • Three letters of reference from Doctorally prepared Nurse individuals who can speak to the applicant’s ability to successfully complete program outcomes
  • A personal Goal statement that reflects program outcomes
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state of residence
Applicable Terms
  • Summer
  • Fall
Deadlines
  • November 15 for summer start
  • March 1 for fall start
Area(s) of Concentration
  • Nurse Executive Leadership
Nursing Science - PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences - PhD
Philosophy - PhD
Physical Education - PhD
Physical Therapy - DPT
Physics - PhD
Political Science - PhD
School Psychology - PhD
Social Work - PhD
Sociology - PhD
Spanish - PhD
Special Education - PhD
Sport and Entertainment Mgmt - PhD
Statistics - PhD
Teaching and Learning - PhD
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