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School of Arts and Sciences

MCPHS students have the opportunity to choose from a broad range of majors that span the health- and life-sciences spectrum, from premed to public health.

Exploring the Many Facets of Health Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a curriculum that represents one of the University’s core values: the integration of the liberal arts and basic sciences with professional studies. From health psychology to public health, students at MCPHS immerse themselves in an extensive variety of disciplines within the healthcare realm. And with wide-ranging clinical opportunities, they gain hands-on experience, so they immediately begin their careers or advanced studies with experience—and confidence.

Where Health Sciences and Humanities Meet

At the MCPHS School of Arts and Sciences, students pursue fields that integrate healthcare, science, and the liberal arts so that they can respond effectively to challenges centered on health and wellbeing.

Chemical and Biological Sciences

Students focused on the chemical and biological sciences at MCPHS build the skill to uncover vital medical information from the analysis of tissue, fluids, or chromosomes. Doctors and other clinical practitioners count on that expertise to confirm or rule out diagnoses.

Health Humanities

Interdisciplinary study in the humanities is excellent preparation for advanced graduate work and professional healthcare practice. The MCPHS Bachelor of Arts degree in health humanities fosters, imagination, empathy, and critical thinking. Students gain crucial self-awareness and critical perspective on the discourses of illness and wellness.

Health Sciences

Study in the health sciences is an excellent foundation for careers as health educators, healthcare managers, and a wide range of other health- and life-science professions. Students build strong academic skills while gaining a more detailed understanding of advanced programs and career prospects.

Public Health

With instruction and mentorship from world-class educators, MCPHS students develop knowledge in public health and healthcare as well as a strong foundation in the basic sciences and the liberal arts. When they graduate, they are prepared for a wide range of careers that allow them to make a real difference in the lives of others.

Premedical Health Studies

MCPHS students gain a rich foundation to prepare for careers as physicians, optometrists, dentists, veterinarians, and other areas of medicine. By launching their healthcare careers with an undergraduate degree from Premedical Health Studies at MCPHS, they facilitate entry into specific professional and graduate programs at partner universities around the country.

Health Psychology

Working closely with world-class educators, students in our undergraduate health psychology programs develop a rigorous foundation in psychology, the basic sciences, and the liberal arts as well as gaining an informed understanding of healthcare issues. By graduation, they are prepared for a wide range of careers or advanced degree programs at MCPHS and beyond.

Stats and Facts

MCPHS adds up to be a strategic choice for a career in dental hygiene.


best paying jobs

14 of the top 25 best-paying jobs are in healthcare (U.S. News & World Report)


for earning power

MCPHS is the top university in the U.S. for earning power (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2018)


health- and life-science programs

There are 100+ health- and life-science programs to choose from at MCPHS

News and Features

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Inside the MCPHS Arts & Sciences Experience

Nardine, a student in the Health Sciences program explains what sets MCPHS apart.

Industry Leaders with a Passion for Teaching

For MCPHS faculty, cutting-edge scholarship and professional affiliations go hand in hand with instruction and mentoring.

Delia Anderson

Delia Anderson

Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, Professor of Biology

School of Arts and Sciences

Joseph DeMasi

Joseph DeMasi

Chair, Department of Math & Natural Sciences

School of Arts and Sciences

Keri Griffin

Keri Griffin

Chair, Department of Public Health, Behavioral, & Health Sciences

School of Arts and Sciences

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