The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate Programs

Master of Science Program

Advance your nursing career with the Master of Science Program

The Master of Science Program, offered primarily online, prepares students for roles as nurse leaders in diverse settings.

The Master of Science- Clinical Nurse Leader concentration provides students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to provide comprehensive nursing services to individuals, families and groups across the life span. 

The Master of Science with a Nursing Education concentration prepares nurses to develop and deliver curriculum to nursing students and to provide direct care patient education in healthcare settings.  

  • Nursing Studies (MS-NS) Degree Option

Students enrolled in the PhD or DNP program who are eligible may apply for the MS-NS degree option in order to teach for the College of Nursing as they complete their doctoral studies. This flexible program of study is designed to provide competent MS-prepared nurses for generalist roles in nursing.