The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Academic Programs

Academic Programs

The College of Nursing offers academic programs at the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels to prepare graduates to practice in a variety of health care, research and academic settings. Click on the links on the right for specific information about programs. 


Nursing Major

Build a solid foundation for career and graduate success in an innovative environment for learning, inquiry, and discovery.

Accelerated BS in Nursing 

Pursue a nursing career in an accelerated 17-month curriculum. For individuals with a non-nursing bachelor's degree. Offered at the UMass Center at Springfield.

RN to BS (Online)

Complete your BS in Nursing in as little as one year with convenient online classes. 

Spanish Health Certificate

Enhance your ability to work with Spanish-speaking populations by learning about Spanish language and culture and engaging in an experiential component in a Spanish-speaking community setting. (Open only to current undergraduate Nursing students)


Master of Science Program (Online)

  • Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration

  • Nursing Education Concentration 
  • Nursing Studies Concentration

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Online)

Prepare as an advanced practice nurse at the highest level. 

Ph.D. in Nursing

Prepare as a nurse researcher, scholar, and educator to advance nursing knowledge and improve professional practice.

Graduate Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Modalities

Incorporate CIM into your health care practice.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education

Prepare for an educator role in colleges, universities or clinical settings.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Post-Master's Online Certificate

Expand your scope of practice to include the care of individuals, families and groups with psychiatric and mental health needs.