Master of Health Sciences (MHS)

School of Arts and Sciences

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Format: Part-Time

Build on your bachelor's degree and your knowledge as a health professional to advance your career in the health sciences.

Shape the Future of Healthcare as a Leader in Health Sciences

Work collaboratively with a rich diversity of health professionals and thought leaders representing a wide range of voices and perspectives. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to promote excellence in teaching and learning, translate theory and strategy to the learning environment, expand the evidence base in health professions education, and link education, research, and practice in transforming healthcare systems. The online format gives you the flexibility to balance work and study, and you can start the program in the fall, spring, or summer and complete it in as little as two years.

Your Master of Health Sciences Journey

Over the course of this rigorous and diverse educational experience you will:

  • analyze and appraise the health sciences in the context of higher education, healthcare professions, and teaching and learning
  • design curricula that incorporate educational models and learning theories on higher education
  • examine and design tools for leadership of healthcare departments or organizations
  • evaluate and apply research theories and ethical practices critical to the application of advanced healthcare practice

You also will undertake an in-depth independent research project. Review the full curriculum.

The Future of Healthcare is Interdisciplinary

Interprofessional education (IPE) is a way of life at MCPHS.
Students participating in an Interprofessional Education event.

We are Dedicated to Advancing Your Health Sciences Career


Online Masters in Health Science

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MCPHS is ranked #2 in New England and #6 in the nation for median salary, ahead of other premier institutions.

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Additional Options for Degrees in Health Sciences

In addition to the Master of Health Sciences, we offer six other degrees covering general studies as well as training in a specific discipline.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Full-time, four-year program at our Boston campus. Choose among three tracks: general, health education, or healthcare management.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences — Acupuncture Pathway (BS/MAc)

Spend the first three years at MCPHS-Boston before transitioning to our Worcester campus for the duration of the program.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science — Occupational Therapy Pathway (BS/MSOT)

Five-year, full-time program on the Boston and Manchester campuses.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science — Physical Therapy Pathway (BS/DPT)

Spend the first three years at MCPHS-Boston before transitioning to our Worcester campus for the duration of the program.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences — Degree Completion

Study full time or part time and choose a concentration in public health or health education.

Doctor of Health Sciences

Complete this part-time online program in as little as nine semesters.

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