Master’s Program Concentrations

Yale School of Nursing offers students the opportunity to specialize in a particular concentration area that further develops a clinical or a conceptual interest.

Four such concentrations are offered at YSN: Diabetes Care, Oncology, Gender and Sexuality Health Justice, and Research. Upon completion of the concentration, students may be eligible for the certification exam in the area of the concentration. 


First year specialty students in good standing, and with adviser approval, are encouraged to submit an online application to a concentration of their choice. Those interested are encouraged to visit YSN website for concentration specific information. Communication about concentrations, opportunity to meet with the Concentration Coordinator, application and deadlines is shared late summer with an application deadline of early fall. Enrollment is limited.

Concentration Fee

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students pursuing a concentration will not incur additional tuition charges in the 2020-2021 academic year. Starting with 2021-2022 academic year, those pursuing a concentration will incur additional fees.