Skip to content
Student looking at data on computer.

MCPHS Joins Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MITx MicroMasters Pathway Program

  • MCPHS has joined twelve other global universities to offer a pathway to an MBA for learners in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MITx MicroMasters® program in Statistics and Data Science.

    The School of Healthcare Business will grant twelve credits toward the MBA in Healthcare Management to learners who successfully complete the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics and Data Science. Students then complete 30 credits to earn the MBA.

    The MITx MicroMasters program provides online learners across the globe with the opportunity to pursue an accelerated path to a master’s degree by gaining a foundational understanding of data science. Learners complete four courses delivered through edX and a final capstone exam which will be available later this fall.

    Krishna Rajagopal, dean of digital learning at MIT, said, “We are very pleased to welcome MCPHS offering a pathway into their Master’s program to recipients of the MITx MicroMasters in Statistics and Data Science. The healthcare industry is being transformed by data and analytics. With its breadth of health science programs, the university offers a unique environment for the MITx MicroMasters program completers to gain a depth of healthcare knowledge to accompany their data science skills.”

    “The MITx MicroMasters program provides a cost-effective opportunity for applicants to demonstrate their capabilities in graduate-level coursework taught by renowned faculty. As a result, we are confident that students will flourish in our MBA program as they have already demonstrated their ability to succeed in these rigorous online courses. We are very pleased to provide this entry point for learners seeking to combine their knowledge of statistics and data science with a management degree focused in the healthcare industry,” said Dr. Michael Spooner, interim dean of the School of Healthcare Business.

    The MITx MicroMasters program enables students to study online, making it ideal for busy working professionals, similar to the MBA program. “MCPHS is committed to providing cost-effective on-ramps for working professionals to advance their careers while continuing to work full-time. These online courses offer the same rigor as the material taught on campus through MIT’s traditional degree programs and give students the opportunity to prove they can succeed at master’s level work before they apply to our program,” said Carol Stuckey, dean of the School of Professional Studies at MCPHS.

    Caroline Zeind, MCPHS Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost said, “We know healthcare industry employers are seeking employees with greater understanding and depth of experience in data and analytics. The MITx MicroMasters certificate by itself is impressive. When coupled with the deep business acumen and in-depth healthcare industry knowledge delivered through our MBA program, our students will be set up to thrive in a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations.”