Post-Master's Certificate Programs

Why Choose a Post-Master's Certificate Program?

Would you like to expand or change your advanced practice nursing role? Our Post-Master’s Certificate programs offer opportunities for you to build upon your clinical skills and knowledge, allowing you to take your career in a new direction.

The post-master’s certificate is designed to provide nurses who already have a master’s degree a way to specialize in another area or become a nurse practitioner.

Your plan of study will be individualized based on your prior clinical coursework and what is necessary to complete the program. Some clinical hours can be transferred from your prior master’s degree or earned through supervised clinical hours in the specialty.

Explore our specialties below to learn more about specific curriculums.

Available Post-Master's Certificate Specialties

Program Requirements and Application Process

  • completion of a master's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing (For the Post-Master’s NNP, a master’s in maternal-infant or maternal-child health or pediatrics is required)
  • RN licensure within the United States or U.S. territory
  • cumulative GPA of 3.0 in baccalaureate nursing program preferred
  • official transcripts from all schools attended
  • resume/CV
  • CPR certification
  • statistics course with a grade of C or above
  • professional goal statement
  • writing sample (academic paper, clinical document, or publication)
  • two letters of reference
  • personal interview with faculty member is at the discretion of the program faculty
  • for international students, TOEFL with a minimum score of 560 (paper-based), 230 (computer-based) or 88 (iBT)

Application Deadlines

Students can enroll in the Post-Master’s Certificate programs in September, January, or May.
  • For a September start date
    The application deadline is the prior April 1.
  • For a January start date
    The application deadline is the prior September 1.
  • For a May start date
    The application deadline is the prior January 2.
  • The fee for applying is $50