MAHSA University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing is a complex, highest-level postgraduate degree aimed at qualified nurses who want to go into advanced or specialized nursing practice and healthcare delivery.

Because this is a research-based, multidisciplinary programme, it will broaden the horizon for students in particular and the nursing profession in general, creating previously-unavailable opportunities in the field of advanced healthcare and interdisciplinary collaboration, and launching successful careers for individuals who will go on to change the landscape of nursing, pioneer the way to avant garde techniques, facilitate change, assume leadership roles in nursing, and create better healthcare for individuals, communities and the world at large.

By the time they graduate, MAHSA University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing students will have earned the capacity to create new knowledge in the understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nursing, and numerous other branches of medicine and healthcare, and to exhibit expertise in various areas of nursing, making advanced healthcare accessible to all within their spheres.

Programme Structure

1 Research Methodology NPhD 1003
2 Research Proposal And Presentation
3 Pilot Study And Presentation
4 Development Of Chapter 1 & 2 & 3
5 Data Collection & Date Analysis
6 & 7 Write-Up Chapter 1-6 Submission Of Dissertation
8 Thesis Examination

Entry Requirement

Master degree in Nursing/equivalent from related field with minimum CGPA of 3.00

Master degree in Nursing/ equivalent from related field with CGPA above 2.00 but below 3.00/equivalent and with at least 3 years work experience in related field

Registered with Nursing Board of Malaysia/ country of origin

Possess current Annual Practicing Certificate/ Temporary Practicing Certificate for International candidates pursuing a clinical based programme

Able to converse in Bahasa Melayu

Health requirements:

All candidates must be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner within one month from commencement of the nursing programme

Students must not have any physical disabilities or impaired senses that hinders nursing dexterity

Students with medical conditions such as HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, epilepsy, mental health disorders and color blindness cannot be admitted into the programme.

Pregnancy is not allowed throughout the course

Career Opportunities


The PhD in Nursing is designed in consultation with Nursing Board Malaysia and a panel of local and international academics.
Tuition fees for the PhD in Nursing are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a pursuing a PhD.
The PhD in Nursing is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Midwifery Board Malaysia and Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
The PhD in Nursing is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia