48 months
39100 USD/year
36964 USD/year
16439 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Nursing program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers the benefits and resources of a large, prestigious research university along with the College’s small classes, sense of community, caring faculty and staff, and state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.


The Nursing faculty includes renowned professors whose widely published research puts them at the forefront of their fields and enriches the quality of their teaching. 

Objectives of the Bachelor of Science Program

The Nursing program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides the knowledge and skills fundamental to professional nursing. Students emerge from this community-based program prepared for graduate study and able to:

  • Advocate for culturally relevant care for vulnerable and underserved populations to reduce health care disparities and promote social justice
  • Collaborate to shape environments and systems that promote health and well-being, ensure safe, quality care for all, and maximize the unique contribution of nursing
  • Enact the nursing role in a manner that consistently reflects caring, professional values, ethical principles, accountability, integrity, a commitment to lifelong learning, self-care, and an awareness of how personal values influence one’s actions
  • Exhibit a spirit of inquiry and creativity to identify gaps in nursing knowledge, critique new science, and use evidence as a basis of practice
  • Provide safe, quality, patient- and family-centered holistic care across the lifespan to promote health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities
  • Engage others to envision, influence, and implement practice and policy changes in healthcare to achieve a preferred future locally, nationally, and globally
  • Collaborate with individuals, families, communities and interdisciplinary teams using professional communication to design, manage, and evaluate care, facilitate transitions of care and maximize outcomes
  • Integrate emerging technologies and information management tools to enhance communication and healthcare access, support safe processes of care, and evaluate impact on health outcomes

As an undergraduate Nursing major at UMass Amherst, you will:

  • Benefit from the expertise of the College of Nursing’s distinguished, caring faculty
  • Collaborate with fellow students in team learning environments
  • Become proficient in current technology in the College’s state-of-the-art simulation lab
  • Gain valuable clinical experience in area healthcare facilities and community agencies under the guidance of faculty advisors

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness 
  • Human Nutrition 
  • Human Development Throughout the Life Cycle
  • Perspectives in Nursing
  • Issues of Aging in a Global Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A complete Common Application (including the UMass questions)
  • Official high school transcript (grades 9 -11) or Secondary School Exams
  • Official transcripts for all completed college coursework
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application fee of $85 (unable to waive)
  • English Language Proficiency Requirements
  • (Optional) SAT and/or ACT scores

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    39100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39100 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    36964 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36964 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    16439 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16439 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Amherst Center

1228 - 2543 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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