Doctoral Degree Programs

Advance Your Career With a Doctoral Degree

The University of Texas at Tyler offers doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in 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.

  • Both the nursing PhD degree and the human resource development PhD degree 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 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.

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)

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)