M.Sc. On Campus

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

24 months
37650 USD/year
37650 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Master of Science program at Northeastern University is designed to prepare nurses to provide a broad range of mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, and families.


The curriculum of the Northeastern University MS Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program has a lifespan focus, with core course content covering all ages. The program emphasizes a biopsychosocial framework to develop the understanding of human development, etiology of psychiatric disorders, and treatment modalities geared toward working with individuals across the lifespan and their families. The course of study emphasizes diagnostic decision making; psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family, and group therapies; and psychopharmacology across the lifespan. We are known for our emphasis on the needs of children and families. 

Upon completion of the curriculum, graduates are eligible to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification, through the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Unique Features

  • Clinical practica available in various healthcare settings
  • Program prepares students to sit for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification
  • Program is appropriate for licensed nurses who do not possess a Master of Science in Nursing degree

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dimensions of Clinical Practice
  • Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Psychobiological Bases of Mental Disorders
  • Contemporary Psychotherapies—Theory and Practice
  • Healthcare System and Professional Role Development
  • Epidemiology and Population Health
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice
  • Health Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program (USA)
  • Current RN licensure

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    37650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 75300 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    37650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 75300 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

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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