Post-Master’s Certificate Admissions

Requirements for Admission

The applicant must have a master’s degree in nursing from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited institution.

Applications to the Post-master’s Certificate Program will be considered complete when all of the following have been received:

  • completed application via NursingCAS;
  • evidence of unrestricted Massachusetts licensure as a registered nurse;
  • application fee made payable to the University of Massachusetts;
  • official transcripts from graduate and undergraduate programs;
  • three letters of recommendation from people with whom the applicant has been in contact within the last five years. At least one letter of reference must be from a professional nurse who has recently been responsible for evaluating the applicant’s professional nursing practice. One letter of reference should be an academic reference from a person with an advanced degree; the third letter should be a professional letter of reference related to academic, work or volunteer activities;
  • a clear personal statement indicating goals of study as outlined in the application
  • demonstrated competency of advanced health assessment through successful completion of clinical performance examination or enrollment in NG615; and
  • CPR Certification for Health Providers (BLS) by the American Heart Association.

Application Deadline: March 15st

Applicants to the Post-master’s Certificate Program do not need to take or repeat the GRE. Qualified applicants will be admitted on a space-available basis.