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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Ready to shape your future? There’s no better place to start.

MCPHS is a private, not-for-profit, healthcare-focused university with a full spectrum of healthcare programs. As a teaching institution, we are passionate about our students, and they are equally passionate about advancing into careers in a vital industry. While it’s nearly impossible to put a price on building your life around your passion, we think you’ll find that MCPHS is a remarkable, all-around value for what you get in return.


MCPHS prepares graduates to advance health worldwide through excellence, innovation, and collaboration in teaching, practice, scholarship, and research and to transform the communities that they will serve.


MCPHS is an innovator in health and professional education that prepares future generations of global leaders and promotes systems to improve the health of the public.

  • Student success: Our graduates are prepared to achieve high levels of success, both in their chosen careers and in life.
  • Student experience: Our students are active participants in their learning, enjoy a strong sense of connection with the University community, and feel empowered to meet their personal and professional goals.
  • Faculty and staff success: Our faculty and staff are recognized as leaders in higher education due to their sustained efforts to grow professionally and to collaborate as a community.
  • Infrastructure and technology: Our intellectual, physical, and digital environments invite engagement, advance learning, embrace innovation, promote collaboration, and support quality in all that we do.


MCPHS is dedicated to the success of every student.

Students at MCPHS are professionally focused and driven, and represent almost every state in the U.S. and dozens of foreign countries. MCPHS not only enjoys a rich diversity in our student body but also offers a rich diversity of healthcare programs, paralleling the interdisciplinary team approach in modern healthcare institutions.

  • 80% of students return after their first year.
  • 72% of students graduate in 6 years.
  • 100+ Programs offered across our three campuses and online, all designed to prepare the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Students gain experience in some of the world’s finest healthcare institutions.

Our students have access to the most sought-after internships, clinical placements, and research opportunities right in our own backyard. From the leading hospitals in central Massachusetts and New Hampshire to Boston’s world-class Longwood Medical and Academic Area, our students gain valuable, real-world experience in institutions, including the #1 pediatric hospital in the country and New England’s top-ranked cancer treatment center, to name a few.

  • 7,500 Average number of job openings among institutions in the Longwood Medical & Academic Area each year.
  • 5 On-site clinics and centers where students gain hands-on experience with real patients.
  • 22,643 Patients seen by our Family Nurse Practitioner students in our Manchester, Worcester, and online programs in one academic year.

As a teaching institution, our faculty is focused on our students.

Unlike research institutions, our faculty are focused on one thing: teaching. Our distinguished full-time faculty are fellows of national academies and have served as presidents of national professional associations. They are editors of medical journals, investigators on federally funded research projects, and business leaders. Above all, they are mentors to our students, highly available, and supportive.

  • 826 Faculty members at MCPHS.
  • 90% Full-time faculty members with terminal degrees.
  • 13:1 Student-to-faculty ratio.

Enhancing the student experience with a vibrant community.

It’s no coincidence that MCPHS is located in Boston, Worcester, and Manchester. These locations give our students access to some of the most prestigious healthcare institutions in New England. Plus, our campuses are humming with student activity. With extracurricular and collaborative opportunities ready for the taking, our students can make the most of their university experience.

  • 100+ Clubs, organizations, and intramural sports available to our students.
  • 35,000+ College students living in the vibrant city of Worcester, MA.
  • 30+ Professional organizations and clubs available on our Manchester, NH campus.

    Campus Features

    Make friends. Make connections. Make a difference.

    At MCPHS, you can form immediate connections with other students and staff who are as passionate about healthcare as you are. That’s the beauty of being immersed in a community totally dedicated to health sciences. Get involved in countless clubs and organizations, intramural sports, campus cultural events, and the many things offered outside of our doors. And make the most of your experience here at MCPHS.

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Feel the energy in the hub of healthcare.

    While we are the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, our campus is the very definition of modern innovation. Located in the world-renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area, everything Boston has to offer is at our doorstep. This dynamic setting provides students with opportunities for academic and clinical experiences at some of the most prestigious medical and research institutions in the world.

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    Live and learn in an urban center of opportunity. Located 40 miles west of Boston in central Massachusetts, Worcester is a center of healthcare and education. New England’s second-largest city is home to more than 30,000 students, fifteen higher education institutions, dozens of clinics, and several major hospitals. On our vibrant downtown campus, you’ll join a diverse group of dedicated professionals working to enhance their current careers or start new ones.

    Manchester, New Hampshire

    Thrive in a close-knit community. Just about 50 miles from Boston, our Manchester campus is conveniently located right downtown. It offers a great combination of modern facilities and an energetic student population, along with the manageability of a smaller New England city. Enjoy the laid-back vibe, shops, restaurants, historic architecture, and classic New England charm.

      Scholarships and Funding

      The MCPHS Advantage Scholarship

      Successfully complete any full-time MCPHS degree and you are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship toward one of six online, part-time master’s degrees—including an MBA in Healthcare Management!

      Because we are serious about the educational, professional, and financial needs of our students, we are making significant investments in their continued academic development. We will provide any MCPHS student who successfully completes any full-time MCPHS degree with a tuition scholarship toward one of the following six part-time, online master’s programs:

      • MBA in Healthcare Management
      • Master of Public Health
      • Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy
      • Master of Health Sciences
      • Master of Science in Clinical Research
      • Master of Science in Clinical Management

      The MCPHS Advantage Scholarship not only eases the financial burden of earning a second or an advanced degree but also puts you on the fast track to success in a wide array of healthcare fields. Our interdisciplinary, team-based approach is designed to expand your educational possibilities and your professional opportunities.


      #1 University in the U.S. for Earning Power

      The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings for 2018 puts MCPHS graduates on top.

      AA Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Financial Credit Rating

      MCPHS received a top rating in financial strength and stability from Standard and Poor’s (S&P).

      #4 Most Transformative College in the U.S.

      In Money Magazine's 2020 list of Most Transformative Colleges, MCPHS ranks fourth in the nation.


      • Boston

        179 Longwood Ave Boston, 02115, Boston

        • Worcester

          19 Foster St., 01608, Worcester

          • Manchester

            1260 Elm St., 03101, Manchester