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Top 25 Master's in Nursing Programs

UR Nursing prepares nurses & health care professionals with a master's degree in their chosen area of specialty.



UR Nursing faculty maintain an active practice in clinical settings across the region and are leaders in their field.

No. 21


UR Nursing ranks among the nation’s best master’s nursing programs at No. 21, according to U.S. News and World Report.



The percentage of our graduates who successfully pass on their first attempt for national certification.


"Our master’s programs are ranked among the best in the nation. This distinction speaks to the quality and rigor of our programs. It also speaks to an incredible support system — including one-on-one sessions on scholarly writing, career planning, and stress management.

Yes, our programs are challenging, but that hard work pays off as students go on to enhance their practice and provide the best care for their patients and families. One-hundred percent of our graduates go on to become employed in their field. If you are thinking about ways to advance your career or practice, we hope you consider applying to the master's programs at the University of Rochester."

— Craig Sellers, PhD, RN, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, professor of clinical nursing and medicine/geriatrics and aging

Faculty member Craig Sellers in front of classroom

Master's Degree Options

Our programs were designed to create flexible ways to study and earn your master’s degree while working full-time. Whether your aim is to improve the care of your patients, become a leader in health care, or educate the next generation of nurses, our multiple entry points and specialty options will help you get there.
Nurse Practitioner Programs

Nurse Practitioner Programs

Provide another level of care to your patients as a nurse practitioner.

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Nursing Education Programs

Nursing Education Programs

Become a nurse educator to help teach the next generation of nurses.

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Leadership Programs

Leadership Programs

Become an effective leader in a fast-changing health care environment.

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Master's Program Directors

Maria Marconi, EdD, RN, CNE Contact Information

Maria Marconi, EdD, RN, CNE

Director, Master's Programs in Leadership & Education

Maria's Bio

Related Degree Pathways

In addition to the traditional master's degree programs, we offer other degree pathways to become a master's-prepared nurse or pursue a new advanced practice role.

Accelerated Master's Program for Non-Nurses

RN to BS to MS Program

Advanced Certificate Programs

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