New Route Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)


The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program is one of the important educational programs for training the workforce in different countries, the students of which, aside from teaching and conducting research, serve the society by identifying the needs of the society and solving its problems and offering suitable counsel to stakeholders. In line with internationalization of higher education, it is imperative that programs and guidelines be prepared based on international standards. Currently, there exist academic guidelines on course-based and research-based Ph.D. programs. These guidelines, with the aim of responding to the needs of international students, have been prepared based on current capacities and conditions, and will be applied to the students admitted based on approved projects and abilities of the faculty members.

The purpose of the Ph.D. program will be to train international students who, while having dominance in a specific field and using relevant sciences, can take a step forward regarding the advancement and expansion of the borders of human knowledge by gaining different abilities and using advanced research methods and novel research fundamentals.
Admission Criteria and Method
Having acquired a Master’s Degree or a Professional Doctorate Degree or higher relevant to the requested field of study based on the decision of the advisor and the approval of the academic unit and the International Students Admission Committee;
Determining the overall details of the student’s research projects approved by the advisor.
Length of the Course
Based on student needs and research priorities, the student will be responsible to pass at least 6 and at most 10 course credits as determined by the advisor before conducting his or her project.


Professors of the School of Nursing & Midwifery for New Route Ph.D. program


Medical Surgical Nursing


Midwifery & Reproductive Health


 Nursing Management

​Community Health & Geriatric Nursing


Pediatric Nursing NICU


 How to apply
Applicants are requested to submit their application via the TUMS online application system (