160
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Massachusetts Medical School / Graduate School of Nursing is located in Worcester, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Post Master's Certificate) Adult gerontological acute care nurse practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Family nursing practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Adult gerontological primary care nurse practitioner
(Post Master's Certificate) Nurse educator
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Nurse administrator
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nursing
(Post Master's Certificate) Adult gerontological primary care nurse practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Adult gerontological acute care nurse practitioner
Master of Science (MS) Nurse educator

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 48
Doctoral Degrees 10
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Comprehensive exam and manuscript (for PhD); capstone project and manuscript (for DNP)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

124
Applied
68
Accepted
59
Enrolled
55%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in nursing, course work in statistics, unrestricted Massachusetts license as registered nurse
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's or master's degree
Additional Entrance Requirements MS in nursing
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 400
TOEFL IBT score: 81

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

160
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
80%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.38%
Black or African American 10.63%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.63%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 5%

Gender

Male (11%)
Female (88%)

Faculty

70
Total faculty
Full-time (31)
Part-time (39)
Male (8)
Female (62)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Health literacy, social justice, HIV prevention, cancer-related decision making, nursing education, diabetes care and education, family-focused interventions for children with type 1 diabetes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
874,000

Location & Contact

Address 55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA  01655-0115
United States
Contact Dr. Joan Vitello-Cicciu
Dean
Email: joan.vitello@umassmed.edu
Phone: 508-856-5081
Fax: 508-856-6552