Doctoral Degree Programs

Advance Your Career With a Doctoral Degree

The University of Texas at Tyler offers doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in clinical psychology, human resource development and nursing, the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree, and the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree. Earning a doctoral degree is an excellent way to advance in your career or acquire skills that allow you to change your career path.

PhD Programs

All PhD courses are taught by outstanding instructors who are well-respected in their field and committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. Your commitment to completing a doctoral program is an investment in your future career success.

  • The PhD programs require students to undertake independent original research. Your findings will culminate in a dissertation that contributes to the body of knowledge in the field.
  • The Clinical Psychology PhD is a scientist-practitioner based program offered on-campus.
  • The HRD PhD requires just five on-site classes per semester, which are primarily held on weekends. Students complete the balance of course requirements online.
  • The Nursing PhD program is an entirely online program.

Clinical Psychology PhD (on campus)

Human Resource Development PhD Degree (Executive Format)

Nursing PhD Degree (Online)

DNP Program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program allows nurses to study online in their own communities, with occasional on-campus intensives. Choose from two tracks -- clinical practice or leadership – to become a change agent influencing the future of health care in a variety of settings.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

EdD Program

The UT Tyler Ed.D. in School Improvement will provide Texas educators the option to complete an online doctoral program that is a unique opportunity for educators to develop a deep understanding of change theory, foundations of school improvement, and issues of diversity. The program will facilitate the transfer of theoretical constructs and understanding to practice.

EdD in School Improvement (EdD)

PharmD Program

UT Tyler offers the doctor of pharmacy degree in a team-based PharmD environment, led by some of the most innovative and caring faculty in the world. Experience the excitement of working with nurses, physicians and pharmacists to provide pharmacy care to patients of all ages and engage in the rapidly expanding health care field.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

18 Characteristics of UT Tyler Doctoral Programs

The 18 Characteristics of Doctoral Programs were developed by the Graduate Education Advisory Committee to create a snapshot of all doctoral programs at public universities and health-related institutions. The information is intended to provide information to the institutions for self-improvement and to serve as a guide to members of the general public who are interested in doctoral education, such as prospective students and their families. More information on the definitions of these measures can be found at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board site.