The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Graduate Programs

MS - Clinical Nurse Leader Admission


Priority deadline is December 15 for fall admission. Applications will be accepted until all seats are filled.

Prerequisites and Admission Criteria

Applicants must be a graduate of a nationally-accredited school of nursing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and hold a current professional license. 

Application Process

Apply to the Master of Science – Clinical Nurse Leader Online program through the Graduate School.

Please see the list of supplemental application materials required by the College of Nursing in the Downloads section below. These items should be uploaded when you complete the online Graduate School application. 

Out of state students: State and federal laws require colleges and universities to be authorized to offer online degree programs in states other than their own, particularly when the program includes clinical placements . We are currently unable to accept students from: Alabama, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Washington. Other states may also have restrictions on clinical placements. Our office will confirm the current regulations concerning clinical placements as necessary. 

Cost and Financial Aid

Master of Science – Clinical Nurse Leader Online | Estimated Costs 2020-2021

Cost per credit = $750

Registration fee per semester = $47

Note: costs are subject to change