Traditional Master's Pathway

The application deadline is March 15th.  Applicants must submit a completed application to Nursing CAS by the deadline date to be considered for admission.  Application status emails will be sent to the email provided on the application via Nursing CAS.

Admission Criteria Traditional Masters

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Evidence of unrestricted Massachusetts licensure as a registered nurse
  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher
  • CPR Certification for Health Providers (BLS) by the American Heart Association
  • Acceptable Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Completed Application by deadline date

Admission Criteria Pre-Masters

  • Bachelor's Degree in other field than Nursing
  • Nursing Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Evidence of unrestricted Massachusetts licensure as a registered nurse
  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher
  • CPR Certification for Health Providers (BLS) by the American Heart Association
  • Acceptable Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Completed Application by deadline date

Admission Criteria Post Master's Degree

  • Applicant must have a master's degree in nursing from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Evidence of unrestricted Massachusetts licensure as a registered nurse
  • CPR Certification for Health Providers (BLS) by the American Heart Association
  • Demonstrated competency of advanced health assessment through successful completion of clinical performance examination or enrollment in NG615A and N615B
  • Have completed an Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics course. Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics must be taken within 5 years of matriculation if applicant is not a practicing Nurse Practitioner. If not taken at the Graduate School of Nursing the courses must be approved by the Program Director.  Send course description and syllabi tojill.terrien@umassmed.edu for approval.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are not required for admissions.
  • Completed Application by deadline date

Requirements for Admission

  • Completed Application submitted to Nursing CAS refer to Nursing CAS instructions.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required from people with whom you have been in contact with in the last five years. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from a former faculty member, one professional letter of reference and one letter of reference from a professional nurse who has been recently responsible for evaluating your professional nursing practice submitted directly to Nursing CAS 
  • Resume uploaded to Nursing CAS
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended sent directly to Nursing CAS. Students obtaining a degree in a Foreign Country must have transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES) prior to applying for admission.
  • Personal Statement uploaded to Nursing CAS refer to Nursing CAS instructionsfor essay requirement.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test (submitted directly to the Graduate School of Nursing  from ETS (School Code 3947 Department code 0610)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required from international students who have not earned a degree in a country where English is the primary language.
  • Complete Graduate School of Nursing checklist, submit directly to the Graduate School of Nursing. (PRINT CHECKLIST)
  • A notarized proof of residency (all applicants, both Massachusetts Residents and non-residents, must submit) (PRINT FORM)

Prerequisites

  • College Level Statistics Course with a grade of C or better

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