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Outstanding UMass Lowell students in the Bachelor of Science nursing program may apply for admission to the bachelor's to 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 semester course enrollment matriculation and October 1 for Spring semester course enrollment.
Several designated courses (6 credits) can be taken in the master's program while a student is an undergraduate. 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.
Undergraduate nursing students from the Solomont School of nursing usually complete 3 to 6 credits of graduate courses prior to completion of their BS degree. Pre-enrollment advising will be done by a graduate faculty member to facilitate course enrollment.
The Fast Track MS Program is for licensed RN Bachelor of Science students enrolled in the UMass Lowell RN-BS Completion Program. Admission requirements include:
Acceptance to the MS program will be made pending successful completion of the baccalaureate program with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.