Outstanding UMass Lowell students in the baccalaureate program in nursing may apply for admission to the bachelor's/master's degree in nursing. Students with a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average can apply no earlier than second semester junior year. Application deadline is Feb. 1 for fall matriculation.
While a baccalaureate student, several designated courses (6 credits) can be taken in the master's program. Courses can be applied to both the BS (as an elective) and the MS program (as an elective or required course). When the B.S. degree is awarded, accepted Fast Track students can enter the master's degree program if they have maintained a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average.
Fast Track MS Program for Licensed RNs
Fast Track MS Program Prelicensure RNs
The Fast Track MS Program is for enrolled pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing students. Admission requirements include:
Students in the combined fast track program are expected to work at least part-time as an RN upon passing the NCLEX examination and upon entry to the MS program. (Enrollment in upper-level graduate specialty courses may be delayed until you have working experience as an RN).
Accepted students must confer with graduate faculty on appropriate coursework prior to registration.
Contact: Valerie King, DNP FNP-BC