24 months
36880 USD/year
36880 USD/year
18894 USD/year
Tuition fee
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University of Massachusetts Boston's Nursing master's program for baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses is distinct for its academic rigor, rich clinical experiences coupled with on-site instruction, and promotion of best practices.


The 48-credit Nursing curriculum from University of Massachusetts Boston is tailored to meet the needs of working nurses. Courses are offered both in the classroom and online, and students can enroll full-time (graduating in two years) or part-time (graduating in three to four years). 

The college’s strong commitment to integrated learning approaches has resulted in strong partnerships with some of the best health care organizations in the nation, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 

Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and the VA Medical Centers. Our students’ clinical internships are in these centers of excellence in quality care, and many students enjoy employment in the same centers after graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Science programs, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in the advanced nursing practice and management of health and illness for individuals, families, and aggregate populations using critical thinking and evidence-based clinical decision making.
  • Promote individual/family relationships that facilitate positive health care outcomes for diverse populations.
  • Design, implement and evaluate educational programs for individuals, professionals, and communities.
  • Plan comprehensive continuous care through interdisciplinary collaboration across health care settings with an emphasis on diverse and urban populations.
  • Monitor and ensure the quality of nursing and health care practices utilizing advocacy and ethical decision-making.
  • Design, implement and evaluate evidence-based care in relation to ethnocultural and spiritual beliefs within diverse populations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Evidence-Based Practice: Appraising the Strength and Significance of Evidence
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Informatics
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Mental and Psychosocial Health of the Urban Family
  • Primary Care of Adults

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form
  • Personal statement
  • As a prompt, focus on the following: why you want to pursue graduate studies, why are you interested in pursuing the track (AGNP/FNP) you are applying for and how will the MS degree help with your professional and personal goals
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Two professional references
  • Résumé
  • Copy of your RN license.

Work experience

Applicants must have at least one year of clinical experience before applying to the Nursing MS program.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Part time in-state: $787/credit
  • Part time out-of-state: $1,537/credit

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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