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 licensed RN Baccalaureate 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.