William F. Connell School of Nursing Boston College

William F. Connell School of Nursing Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
September 30
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
12 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nursing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/MS)
      Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy (MS/PhD)
      Master of Science/Master of Arts (MS/MA)
    • Palliative Care Master of Science (MS) [adult and pediatric]
    • Maternal/Child Health Nursing Master of Science (MS) [pediatric and women's health]
    • Adult-Gerontology Nursing Master of Science (MS)
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Master of Science (MS)
    • Forensic Nursing Master of Science (MS)
    • Family Health Master of Science (MS)
    • Nurse Anesthesia Master of Science (MS)
    • Community Health Nursing Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 105
    • Doctoral Degrees 8
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


38% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 502
    • Accepted 194
    • Acceptance Rate 38
    • Enrolled 87
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $40
    • Application Fee - International $40
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline September 30th September 30th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline January 15th January 15th Not Reported
    • Spring deadline March 15th March 15th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesbachelor's degree in nursing
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, MS in nursing
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students278
    • Female Percentage91%
    • Male Percentage9%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students278
    • Part-time Percentage28%
    • Full-time Percentage72%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian69%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown16%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty89
    • Full-time Percentage53%
    • Part-time Percentage47%
    • Female Percentage92%
    • Male Percentage8%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchSexual and reproductive health, health promotion/illness prevention, eating disorders, violence, symptom management
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,121,627

Location & Contact

William F. Connell School of Nursing

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3800
United States

Dr. Susan Gennaro


Phone: 617-552-4251
Fax: 617-552-0931
Email: susan.gennaro@bc.edu

MaryBeth Crowley

Graduate Programs Assistant

Phone: 617-552-4928
Fax: 617-552-2121
Email: csongrad@bc.edu

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