Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

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.  

Top reasons to study here

  • #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).
  • #1 Most Transformative College in the U.S. In Money Magazine's 2018 list of Most Transformative Colleges, MCPHS ranks first in the nation.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)

About

History

With a tradition of excellence in health care and science education since its founding in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) offers its students degree programs and co-curricular activities that are focused on knowledge and skills development. 

Education

Our uniquely immersive and hands-on culture is designed to help you achieve your potential as a healthcare professional. Train with the same technology and equipment used in real-life labs, offices, and hospitals. Thrive in a community of like-minded learners. Be challenged. Be stimulated. And have fun too.

MCPHS offers undergraduate and advanced programs across the entire healthcare spectrum. Not sure where to start? Use our interactive program finder to zero in on your future career.

Research

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.

Career

  • We offer a wide range of employment opportunities to support a diverse academic education in a flexible work environment.
  • Each member of our community's unique experiences and perspectives add value to our ability to create and deliver the best education, academic service, and employee experience possible.
  • We care about the health and safety of our students and employees and require employees to be fully vaccinated and tested on a regular basis. You may learn more about are COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Policy here.
  • We have a vested interested in our employees’ professional development, well-being, and work/life balance. We want our employees to grow, thrive, and enjoy working at MCPHS.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

Counseling services is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and offers counseling services on our Boston, Worcester, and Manchester campuses. We value an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students, regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship or disability. Our mission is to support the intellectual, emotional, social, and cultural development of students in a multicultural environment.

Housing services

Live in apartment-style suites, high above our academic spaces and state-of-the-art labs, or join the vibrant community at the Treehouse and share your living and dining spaces with art and engineering students from our neighbors at the Colleges of the Fenway. Whatever residential housing option you choose, University-sponsored housing is guaranteed to all incoming freshmen and first year transfer students, which means your home away from home is already waiting for you.

Library services

Most of our print collections have been converted into an elec­tronic format, enabling users to access material remotely and from all three campuses. Each library maintains small print and reserve collections to support its campus programs. Through its combined print and electronic collections, the libraries maintain research-level collections in pharmacy and drug information.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Boston, Massachusetts - Located in the world-renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area, everything Boston has to offer is at our doorstep. 
  • 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.
  • Manchester, New Hampshire - Thrive in a close-knit community. Just about 50 miles from Boston, our Manchester campus is conveniently located right downtown. 

Sports facilities

Stay fit at the Schumann Fitness Center, which offers a variety of equipment, amenities, and classes. The Center features locker rooms and showers, as well as 50 pieces of the latest technology in cardiovascular and strength equipment from top of the line manufacturers. Looking for group exercise experiences? Each semester, the Center offers classes in a variety of areas, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Tango, and each class can be tailored to your specific needs. Our students also enjoy access to the pool facilities at Colleges of the Fenway member Simmons College – just visit our Cardinal Booth for a pass.

Student clubs

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.

Student Reviews

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