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William F. Connell School of Nursing Boston College

  • Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 91%9%
    student ratio
  • 296
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • November 1
    fall application deadline
  • 38%
    acceptance rate
  • 12 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Master of Science/Master of Arts (MS/MA)
      Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy (MS/PhD)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/MS)
    • Nurse Anesthesia Master of Science (MS)
    • Adult-Gerontology Nursing Master of Science (MS)
    • Nursing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Master of Science (MS)
    • Maternal/Child Health Nursing Master of Science (MS) [pediatric and women's health]
    • Palliative Care Master of Science (MS) [adult and pediatric]
    • Community Health Nursing Master of Science (MS)
    • Forensic Nursing Master of Science (MS)
    • Family Health Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 129
    • Doctoral Degrees 7
    • 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 Required and research project
    • Doctoral Degrees Required, Required and computer literacy exam or foreign language
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


38% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 517
    • Accepted 199
    • Acceptance Rate 38
    • Enrolled 94
  • 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 November 1st November 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline December 31st December 31st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline April 30th April 30th 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
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students296
    • Female Percentage91%
    • Male Percentage9%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students296
    • Part-time Percentage29%
    • Full-time Percentage71%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian70%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown13%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty76
    • Full-time Percentage59%
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Female Percentage93%
    • Male Percentage7%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPre-term labor, health promotion/illness prevention, eating disorders, violence
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,699,583

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

MaryBeth Crowley

Graduate Programs Assistant

Phone: 617-552-4928
Fax: 617-552-2121

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