Online Nurse Practitioner Master of Science

Take the Next Step

Application Deadlines
Fall term: Aug 1
Spring term: Nov 1


At Northeastern, we focus on 21st-century problem-solving and build academic programs that align with the careers and challenges of the future. Our hybrid online Nurse Practitioner Master of Science concentrations, empower you to apply evidence-based, culturally and linguistically competent, and ethical healthcare practices to a variety of patients in different care settings.

We offer three highly sought after nurse practitioner concentrations in Primary Care Adult-Gerontology, Psychiatric Mental Health, and Family Nursing. Upon completion of the programs, graduates are eligible to sit for all national certification exams in their area of practice.

Tuition and Fees
$975 per credit
(2023-24 academic year)

Students admitted to an online program will take all courses online at the discounted rate. Students admitted to the Boston campus program may also have access to the online discounted rate for core courses at the discretion of the program director and when room is available in the online section.

Nurse Practitioner Online MS Concentrations

Family Nurse Practitioner

Male nurse of color asks little girl what her issues are.

Family Nurse Practitioners make up 89% of all practicing nurse practitioners. They handle the everyday and preventative health services for a growing percentage of the population in a variety of settings.

Learn more

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP

Male nurse taking blood pressure of older male patient

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners focus on the aging process. While they account for approximately 3% of the current practitioner workforce, they are in demand as the number of older people dramatically increases to 95 million by 2060.

Learn more

Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Psychiatric Mental Health NP working with woman

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners care for patients of all ages facing either behavioral or mental health issues. They are in tremendous demand due to the shortage of mental health service providers.

Learn more

Neonatal Primary Care NP

Nurses monitoring baby in neonatal unit

Neonatal Nurse Practitioners make independent decisions in level 2 and level 3 NICUs, drawing on their experience and diagnostic abilities to affect lives every day.

Learn more

Admissions Requirements

  • Reside in a state we accept applications from. Please see right-hand column.
  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited USA program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0, with grades of ‘B’ or better, is required in all nursing courses
  • Successful completion of a statistics course that includes probability theory and hypothesis testing within the last 10 years
  • Current RN licensure
  • At least 1 year of active full-time nursing experience with direct patient care (may vary per concentration)
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English

Northeastern is currently able to accept applications from applicants living in the following states: 

Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

We will be expanding this list to include more states soon, so if you do not see your state on this list right now, please check back in the near future.

Experiential Learning and Clinical Placement

Northeastern will partner with students to identify clinical placements within 100 miles of their home. The online students will be responsible for identifying and proposing a clinical preceptor for review and approval by their program director.

We’ll work to ensure clinical affiliations are in place but require 6 months to expedite contracts.

Students will be expected to travel to the Boston campus for two 2-3 day clinical intensives over weekends. Students will be responsible for cost of travel, room and board for the on-campus intensives.


Online students will be responsible for identifying and proposing their own clinical preceptor