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Doctor’s Degrees in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

70 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing is offered at 20 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 56% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.4% of psychiatric/mental health nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 70 students earned their doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. This earns it the #9 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in psychiatric/mental health nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Graduate Certificate 633
Master’s Degree 563
Doctor’s Degree 70

Earnings of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. About 82.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 12
Women 58
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

The racial-ethnic distribution of psychiatric/mental health nursing doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 29
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 29
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Doctor's Degree Students

There are 20 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Brandman University

Irvine, California
23 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for psychiatric/mental health nursing students seekinga doctor's degree is Brandman University. Each year, around 8,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,880 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 doctor's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at Brandman. Around 91% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#2

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
13 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Robert Morris University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The psychiatric/mental health nursing program at Robert Morris University awarded 13 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#3

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Buffalo is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Each year, around 31,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from University at Buffalo. Of these students, 86% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

New York University

New York, New York
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

The psychiatric/mental health nursing program at New York University awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 100% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, Texas
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

University of the Incarnate Word is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,280 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from UIW. About 50% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, California
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Loma Linda University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $26,880 per year.

The psychiatric/mental health nursing program at Loma Linda University awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Fairfield University

Fairfield, Connecticut
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fairfield University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,795 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at Fairfield U. Of these students, 100% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Iowa is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at Iowa. Of these students, 100% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Hunter College

New York, New York
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Hunter College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in psychiatric/mental health nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 doctor's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at Hunter.

#9

Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, New York
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Upstate Medical University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in psychiatric/mental health nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The psychiatric/mental health nursing program at Upstate Medical University awarded 2 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

Anderson University South Carolina

Anderson, South Carolina
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for psychiatric/mental health nursing majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Anderson University South Carolina. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,130 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,651 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from Anderson University South Carolina. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Southern Adventist University

Collegedale, Tennessee
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Southern Adventist University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in psychiatric/mental health nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,650 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,700 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing from Southern Adventist. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Union University

Jackson, Tennessee
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Union University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,000 per year.

The psychiatric/mental health nursing program at Union University awarded 1 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Molloy College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in psychiatric/mental health nursing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,330 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,510 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 doctor's degrees were handed out to psychiatric/mental health nursing majors at Molloy. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to psychiatric/mental health nursing that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing Practice 4,735
Registered Nursing 1,045
Nursing Science 868
Nurse Anesthetist 567
Family Practice Nursing 553

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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