Doctoral Degree Programs

Advance Your Career With a Doctoral Degree

UT Tyler offers the following five doctoral degree programs, all designed with the adult learner in mind. 

UT Tyler has been recognized as a doctoral university, earning the R2 Designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education®. 

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education designated UT Tyler as an R2 institution, meaning that the university has very high research activity and the highest in East Texas.

The College of Education and Psychology offers an EdD in School Improvement and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. The EdD in School Improvement, offered online, provides educators an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of change theory, foundations of school improvement, and issues of diversity. The PhD in Clinical Psychology, offered on-campus, is a scientist-practitioner based program which provides high quality academic, research, and clinical training with under-served populations.

The School of Nursing offers a PhD in Nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice.  The PhD in Nursing, offered online, prepares nursing leaders for careers in education and research with an emphasis in health priorities applicable nationally and internationally. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), offered primarily online, prepares nurse leaders to address complex issues in a variety of health settings.

The Soules College of Business offers the PhD in human resource development. The PhD in HRD, offered in an executive format, prepares researchers and practitioner leaders for a rapidly changing and culturally diverse global workforce. 

The Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). The Pharm D, offered on-campus, provides students with a team-based learning environment to provide pharmacy care to patients of all ages and engage in rapidly expanding healthcare. 


Doctoral Admissions

Applicants for admission to a doctoral program at UT Tyler must hold a baccalaureate and a master’s degree from an accredited institution, complete an application for the program, and submit official GRE/GMAT scores (if required) and official transcripts showing proof of baccalaureate and a master’s degree. Clinical Psychology Ph.D. applicants may apply with or without a master’s degree. UT Tyler transcripts need not be forwarded by the applicant.

In addition to program admission requirements, consideration for admission is also given to one or more of the following: the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to his or her chosen field of study, socioeconomic background, multilingual proficiency, geographic region of residence, first generation of family to graduate from an undergraduate program, and involvement and level of responsibility in other matters including extracurricular activities, employment, community service, or family responsibility of raising children.

Because some programs accept only a limited number of students or do not have the faculty or facilities to accommodate a student’s particular area of study, some applicants who exceed minimum requirements may not be accepted.

Executive format and 100% online programs are not open to students on an F-1 visa.

More information regarding Graduate School admissions.