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Making a global impact in an evolving industry.

As a global leader in pharmacy and health sciences education, MCPHS contributes to the advancement of healthcare education through international collaboration. The Center for International Studies (CIS) networks across departments to provide a spectrum of services to students drawn to MCPHS from countries around the world, and to students seeking educational and professional opportunities abroad. The CIS focuses on student success and global engagement, from enrollment through all aspects of the academic experience, and encourages collaboration among students, faculty, alumni and institutions to pursue excellence in the global field of healthcare.

MCPHS is committed to international and comparative perspectives in teaching and learning. By working together to build and enhance international programs in this fast-paced, ever-evolving industry, our collaborative projects complement academic and medical missions around the world.

  • Our collaborations include student and faculty exchanges, research internships, curriculum development, and dynamic opportunities for study, service and clinical rotations abroad.
  • We help outside institutions leverage our expertise so that they can build the local resources they care about, from access to stateside simulation and practice laboratories, to degree programs designed for affiliate sites, to unique educational programs for private industry and military retraining.
  • At our home campus, dozens of our esteemed full-time faculty hold degrees from universities outside the United States, representing the healthcare universe across 25 countries on six continents.
  • Over 800 international students come to MCPHS to study each year. They graduate eager to grow new roots in the highly competitive U.S. market or bring their invaluable skills back home. Currently, our student population hails from over 60 countries.
  • Affiliations with universities around the world create new levels of international engagement and academic cooperation.

Immigration and International Support Services

MCPHS students study abroad

Current MCPHS International Students & Alumni on Optional Practical Training (OPT)


Center for International Studies

Student on study abroad trip.

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