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About Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

Working to create a healthier world since 1823.

Our 200 years represent an extraordinary evolution—in physical scope, in academic breadth, and in real-world impact. We expanded and diversified our programming over many decades as healthcare grew increasingly complex and collaborative.

Celebrating Our Bicentennial

Our founders set out to improve the quality of medicines for the public by developing standard practices and training for apothecaries. We have always nurtured visionaries. Today, Community members continue to identify healthcare needs and gaps—and mobilize to fill them.
Female in scrubs and a mask.
Faculty and students working in a lab.
Student Success

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.
Students participating in an MRI Interprofessional Education event.

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.
Students participating in an MRI Interprofessional Education event.

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

Unlike research institutions, our faculty is 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


Faculty members at MCPHS


Full-time faculty members with terminal degrees


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