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Making the Most of Your Interview

Congratulations on your invitation to MCPHS for an on-campus, faculty interview! An interview is an important next step in the admission process, so we have designed these pages to provide you with helpful tips on your interview day.

All MCPHS faculty interviews are open application. This means your faculty interviewer will have your complete application available to them during the interview and may ask questions about your academic history, work experience (if any), and extracurricular activities. You should be prepared to talk about all aspects of your application.

Research MCPHS University

Prior to your MCPHS interview you should research the university. Visit our website, talk to friends who have attended the University, and read the information that has been sent to you. Having a good base-knowledge about us will help you ace your interview.

Practice Your Interview

If you are new to the interview process, you might consider performing a mock interview. Ask a friend, a colleague, or a family member to perform a mock interview and ask sample questions, such as:

  • What are your strengths?
  • Why do you want to attend MCPHS?
  • What courses did you most enjoy in your undergraduate experience?
  • What, or who, has most influenced your decision to apply to this program?

Prepare Your Own List of Questions

Although you should have a good base-knowledge of MCPHS coming into your interview, you are encouraged to bring your own list of questions. The MCPHS interview is an opportunity for you to ask questions as well.

Make a Good Impression

On the day of your interview it is important to make a good impression. Dress as you would for a professional job interview and select appropriate attire – but remember, you will be touring campus so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Most of all, you should:

  • Be on time
  • Be yourself
  • Have fun