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The Nursing program provides a rich environment for postgraduate students with staff from a range of professional and disciplinary backgrounds including Stroke management, Wound management, Peri-operative care, Oncology, Obstetric & Gynecology, Neurology, Continence, Psychiatry, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Neonatology & etc. that is relevant to the needs of healthcare professionals and nurses' career progression.

The master's by research degree equips students with a critical application of specialist knowledge and enables the development of advanced skills in carrying out sustainable and independent research.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by research degree offers students an opportunity to undertake a focused and critical consideration and to make informed judgements on complex issues of a particular topic with the aim of contributing to the development of knowledge in that field as well as embracing an innovative approach to undertaking and solving problems.

We aims to prepare scholars who will discover and extend scientific knowledge that advances the science and practice of nursing with the purposes to improve the quality of services and outcomes for patients and their families through studies concerned with individual clinical needs, how knowledge is translated into practice, service delivery, organization and the wider social and policy context of care.

The program is especially interested in receiving applications from students across the globe and accepts applications throughout the year. If you are ambitious and are interested in pursuing postgraduate research in any of the above mentioned areas, feel free to contact the Institute of Postgraduate study (IPS).


Please visit the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) website at www.ips.usm.my for online application.


Program Qualification CGPA Academic Grade Requirement
Master Bachelor Degree 3.00 and above Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School
2.75 – 2.99

1. Research experience (minimum 6 month)


2. Grade A- for final year project


3. Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School

Doctor of Philosophy Master Degree (Coursework or Mixed Mode) 3.00 and above Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School
2.75 – 2.99

1. Research experience (minimum 5 years)


2. Professional experience in related field (minimum 5 years)


3. Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceedings) in the field applied


4. Grade B for major/elective courses


5. Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School

Master Degree (Research Mode)   Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School

* Foreign Student has to produce English proficiency result as follows:

  • TOEFL paper based (minimum score 550) or
  • TOEFL computer based (minimum score 213) or
  • TOEFL Internet-based (minimum score 80) or
  • IELTS (skor minimum Band 6)


Mode Master Doctor of Philosophy
Full Time Min. 2 semester / Max. 6 semester Min. 4 semester / Max. 10 semester
Part Time Min. 4 semester / Max. 12 semester Min. 6 semester / Max. 15 semester


  Registration Fees Tuition Fees Personal Bond Examination Fees
Malaysian RM340.00

RM4100/Semester (Full Time)

RM3525/Semester (Part Time)


RM100.00 (PhD)

RM750.00 (MSc)

International RM910.00

RM6150.00/Semester (Full Time)

RM5600.00/Semester (Part Time


RM1500.00 (PhD)

RM1000.00 (MSc)


  • Clinical Nursing Practice
  • Maternal and Child Health Nursing
  • Family and Community Nursing
  • Nursing Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Acute and Critical Care Nursing


No. Name Research Interest and Expertise
  Dr. Dariah Mohd Yusoff Renal Nursing, Continence Nursing, Quality of Life, Women’s Health, Gerontology, Nursing education
  Dr. Azlina Yusuf Oncology nursing, Community nursing
  Dr. Che Rabiaah Mohamed Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing, community Nursing, Obstetric & Gynecology Nursing, Nursing education
  Dr. Kasmah Wati Pardi Nursing education, Problem-based learning, Clinical learning, Online learning, Oncology nursing
  Dr. Soon Lean Keng Obstetric and Gynecology nursing, Oncology nursing, Disaster nursing, Nursing Education
  Dr. Noor Aini Hussain Family & Community Nursing, Critical Nursing, Quality of Life, Palliative care
  Puan Rosmawati Mohamed Critical Care Nursing, Intensive care nursing, Nursing education
  Cik Norazliah Samsudin Peri-operative nursing, Nursing education
  Puan Jayah K.Pubalan Critical care Nursing, Neonatal nursing, Nursing education, Nursing process
  Dr. Zakira Mamat Cardiac rehabilitative, Critical care nursing, Quality of Life, Nursing education
  Dr. Sabarisah Hashim Neurological nursing, Peri-operative Nursing, Critical care Nurisng, Nursing education
  Puan Intan Idiana Hassan (Study Leave)

Gerontology nursing, Nursing education

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