Pharmacy students in the lab.

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 we also offer a rich diversity of healthcare programs, paralleling the interdisciplinary team approach in modern healthcare institutions.


87%  Students who return after their first year (national average: 68%)*

71%  Students who graduate in 6 years (national average: 42%)*

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 western 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 most comprehensive 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 across three campuses 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 does one thing: teach. Our distinguished full-time faculty are fellows of national academies, as well as colleges and past 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.


686  Faculty members at MCPHS

91%  Full-time faculty members with terminal degrees

16:1  Student-to-faculty ratio

MCPHS students walking on the street.

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 collaborate opportunities ready for the taking, our students can make the most of their university experience.


200+  Clubs, organizations and sports available to our Boston students through the Colleges of the Fenway consortium

30,000+  College students living in the vibrant city of Worcester, MA

30+  Professional organizations and clubs available on our Manchester, NH campus

Student at a computer.

The support you need to be academically successful.

With a full range of healthcare programs, MCPHS offers students various ways to attain their career goals, and we help you find the right one. Every student is assigned a MAC team of Mentors, Advisers and Coaches for personalized guidance and support, so you graduate on time. And because we don’t overenroll, your classmates collaborate instead of compete.

Mentors: Faculty Mentors assist students with broad curriculum and career exploration, graduate and continuing education, an understanding of professionalism, and general advice in their field.

Advisors: Academic Advisors assist students with the academic challenges and transitions they encounter on their way to becoming health care professionals, including helping with registration.

Coaches: MCPHS Student Success Coaches provide personalized performance-enhancing guidance to help students set academic goals, manage their time more effectively and make the most of campus resources.

Our commitment to staying on the leading edge starts at the top.

Charles F. Monahan, Jr. isn’t just our president. He’s also an alum who personally appreciates the value of providing outstanding facilities to prepare exceptional healthcare professionals. That’s why MCPHS continuously invests in our programs and technology. For example, our sonography lab offers 17 ultrasound units equipped with advanced 3D/4D equipment, our pharmacy lab is an actual working, licensed pharmacy, and our dental hygiene clinic is widely recognized as one of the most comprehensive oral healthcare clinics in New England. 

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