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University of Massachusetts Boston

Boston , Massachusetts ,United States

Nursing PhD

UMass Boston’s Nursing Ph.D. program focuses on the intersection of nursing, population health, and health policy. The program prepares graduates as nurse leaders with the highest-level qualifications to address critical population health problems/conditions, and for leadership roles as policy analysts, researchers, and educators. The Nursing PhD program has a BS-PhD option and an MS-PhD option. 

Intakes

  • Jan
  • May
  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Application Process

More information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirements

Applications are being accepted for fall 2020 admission. Applications to start each fall are due March 31.

All applicants must submit a personal essay, two sealed references from professionals who can attest to the applicant’s ability, sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and copies of the applicant’s nursing license, certification (if applicable), and résumé. Applicants to the Nursing Ph.D. must meet these specific criteria for admission:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited program (BS-to-PhD)
  •  Master’s degree in Nursing or related field from an accredited program (MS-to-PhD)
  •  Current Massachusetts Registered Nurse license or eligibility for licensure in   Massachusetts.
  •  International students must hold a nursing license from a recognized jurisdiction.