School of Arts and Sciences


  • Provide a broad academic foundation in the Arts and Sciences to all MCPHS students
  • Provide depth and breadth in the academic and professional training of students in Arts and Sciences programs
  • Actively participate in and contribute to the scholarly disciplines in the Arts and Sciences
  • Contribute to the University’s mission in the broader academic and professional communities


The mission of the School of Arts and Sciences is to embody and promote the core values defined in the 2015 University Strategic Plan:

  • Scholarship that creates knowledge, pedagogies, integration and engagement in the disciplines represented by the Arts and Sciences faculty
  • Interdisciplinary and inter-professional initiatives and collaborations among Arts and Sciences faculty and in concert with other School faculties to produce scholarship and public service
  • Implementation of a core curriculum that integrates the basic sciences and liberal arts with professional studies
  • Commitment to and promotion of the values of general education and development of the whole person
  • Cultivation of knowledge, reasoning skills, and values that prepare students for lifelong learning
  • Development and application of learner-centered curriculum designs and teaching strategies
  • Assessment that systematically collects and uses data for curricular review and continuous improvement
  • Service to the School, University, and professional communities
  • Collaboration with Student Affairs staff in the development and implementation of co-curricular programs