Ph.D. Prerequisite Courses

Applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy Program must complete the following courses prior to entering the program: statistics and nursing research.  Please see descriptions below.

Biostatistics: A Biostatistics course with content equivalent to Biostatistics 100A or Biomathmatics 170A (equivalent of 4 quarter units), which covers the topics of sampling situations, with special attention to those occurring in biological sciences. Topics include distributions, tests of hypotheses, estimation, types of error, significance and confidence intervals, sample size. This course must have been completed within the last three years.

Approved Biostatistics Courses

Nursing Research: A graduate level course in nursing research, equivalent to 4 quarter units, with content that focuses on complex research designs and analysis of multiple variables with the interrelationship of theoretical framework, design, sample selection, data collection instruments, and data analysis techniques analyzed in depth.  (Nursing 204 at UCLA). BS-PhD pathway applicants must have completed an undergraduate level research course.

Approved Research Courses

Students are required to have basic computer skills prior to admission