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MCPHS Advantage Scholarship Program Terms and Conditions

(Applicable to all students who submit a completed application, including all required supporting documentation, for a master’s program included in the MCPHS Advantage Scholarship Program after July 31, 2018.)

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to receive an MCPHS Advantage Scholarship, a student must have graduated from a full-time MCPHS degree program in, or after, December 2017. “Full-time” is defined as 12 credits per term for undergraduate programs and 9 credits per term for graduate programs.

Included Master’s Programs

The MCPHS Advantage Scholarship will be awarded to all eligible students who are admitted to one of the master’s programs listed below.

Online master’s programs (100% tuition scholarship):

  • MBA in Healthcare Management
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy
  • Master of Health Sciences
  • Master of Science in Clinical Research
  • Master of Science in Clinical Management

OR

On-campus master’s programs (50% tuition scholarship):

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Health Policy
  • Master of Science in Clinical Research

MCPHS Advantage Scholarship Awards

Students will be awarded a 100% tuition scholarship for online master’s programs included in the MCPHS Advantage Scholarship program and a 50% tuition scholarship for on-campus master’s programs included in the MCPHS Advantage Scholarship program.

MCPHS Advantage Scholarships cover tuition for the master’s programs, but do not cover fees or the cost of books or equipment or any other non-tuition costs.

An MCPHS Advantage Scholarship may not be applied retroactively for courses that a student has already taken that are also required for the master’s program, although credits already earned for such courses may be applied in accordance with a master’s program’s curriculum requirements. A student will not be reimbursed for the tuition cost of courses taken before beginning the master’s program.

A student must be, and remain, in good financial standing with the University to receive an MCPHS Advantage Scholarship.

A student may receive only one MCPHS Advantage Scholarship.

Timeline for Master’s Program Enrollment and Completion

Students may enroll in the MCPHS Advantage Scholarship master’s program as follows:

  • A student who graduates at the conclusion of the Spring term is first eligible to begin his or her Advantage Scholarship program in the Fall term of the same calendar year.
  • A student who graduates at the conclusion of the Summer term is first eligible to begin his or her Advantage Scholarship program the Spring term of the next calendar year.
  • A student who graduates at the conclusion of the Fall term is first eligible to begin his or her Advantage Scholarship program the Fall term of the next calendar year.

To be eligible for a MCPHS Advantage Scholarship, a student must begin the subject master’s program in either the first term in which the student is eligible, or the term immediately following such term. For example, a student who is eligible to begin a program with an MCPHS Advantage Scholarship in the Fall 2020 term must enroll in either the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 term. A student who is eligible to begin a program with an MCPHS Advantage Scholarship in the Spring 2021 term must enroll in either the Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 term.

If a student is accepted to an MCPHS Advantage Scholarship master’s program, but there is no space available in the given term, upon the University’s receipt of the enrollment deposit, the student’s admission will be deferred to the next term that has space availability and the deadline for enrollment will be extended accordingly.

A student must complete the master’s program within thirty-six months of beginning it. The graduation deadline will be extended only for students who take University-approved leaves of absence.

A student who fails to meet his or her graduation deadline will not be eligible to receive MCPHS Advantage Scholarship funds for terms beyond his or her graduation deadline, but will not be billed for the cost of past terms.

MCPHS Advantage Scholarship Admission Requirements

An eligible MCPHS Advantage Scholarship student must also meet the master’s program admission requirements, which can be accessed through the links below:

(For the MBA in Healthcare Management Program, while management experience in healthcare or a closely aligned field is preferred, MCPHS students who are eligible for an MCPHS Advantage Scholarship will not be penalized for lack of management experience in a healthcare or an aligned field.)

Students may apply during the regular admission cycle. A completed MCPHS application, including all required supporting documentation, must be submitted no later than the application deadline for the applicable admission cycle.

As with all MCPHS programs, the master’s programs that are included in the MCPHS Advantage Scholarship program have a limited number of spaces and admission is competitive. MCPHS strongly encourages students to submit a completed application early in the admission cycle because decisions are issued on a rolling basis throughout the admission cycle.

Upon admission to one of the included master’s programs, a student who is eligible for an MCPHS Advantage Scholarship will automatically be granted the scholarship.

Academic Performance

To maintain eligibility for an MCPHS Advantage Scholarship, satisfactory academic progression in the master’s program is required. Students who fail to maintain satisfactory academic progression and/or who are dismissed from their programs and later readmitted will not be eligible to receive MCPHS Advantage Scholarship funds for future terms, but will not be billed for the cost of past terms.

Contact Information

Students with questions about the MCPHS Advantage Scholarship may contact the Admission Office.

Boston: 617.879.5964 | admissions@mcphs.edu
Worcester/Online: 508.373.5657 | admissions.worcester@mcphs.edu
Manchester: 603.314.1701 | admissions.manchester@mcphs.edu

As with all MCPHS programs, the terms and conditions of the MCPHS Advantage Scholarship program are subject to change by the University unilaterally in its sole discretion and without notice and are not intended and may not be construed as a contract or guaranty of any kind, express or implied, with respect to applicants or potential applicants. In the event of a change in such terms and conditions, students who have been admitted to an MCPHS Advantage Scholarship master’s program and who remain in good academic and financial standing would continue to receive their MCPHS Advantage Scholarships through completion of their respective degrees.