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Prerequisite Courses

At MCPHS, our prerequisite courses are available to those looking to bolster their academic qualifications or applications to degree programs by taking additional courses.

These self-paced courses provide students with an opportunity to complete courses required for entry into many health-related degree programs or simply explore the sciences, and are specifically designed to accommodate the schedules and unique needs of these populations.

They’re flexible—set your own deadlines and schedule as you complete your self-paced coursework.

They’re affordable—our courses are competitively priced, with reduced tuition options available to new MCPHS students.

And it's easy to get started—no application process required.

View our Course List to browse and learn more about available prerequisite courses. 

How to Register

Once you’ve selected your course of interest and are ready to register, all that’s left is to create your account and pay the tuition fees.

Courses run at a rate of $445 per credit hour, and the University offers reduced tuition options to new MCPHS students.

  • New students are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for one course. Please contact to learn more about this opportunity.
  • Degree applicants who have been admitted to a degree program and paid their enrollment deposit are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for any prerequisite course that the Admission Office has indicated must be completed prior to starting the degree program. Please contact the Admission Office at 617.879.5964 (Boston) or 508.373.5607 (Worcester) for more information.

Once you successfully pay your tuition fees, you’ll receive access to your course within two business days. You’ll then have 16 weeks to complete the self-paced coursework, affording you the flexibility to determine your own start and end date as you progress through the modules and learn at your own speed.

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Questions about our self-paced prerequisites? Connect with the School of Professional Studies at or 617.732.2824.

Tips for Taking Self-Paced Courses

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Explore our tips for taking a self-paced class.