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Top 10 Reasons to Choose MCPHS

There are too many reasons to count, but here are ten of our very favorite reasons to choose Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS).

1) It’s in our DNA

A passion for health sciences is in our DNA—we’ve been educating healthcare leaders for nearly 200 years. As the only comprehensive healthcare institution in the US, we’re prepared to meet the increased demand for passionate and skilled healthcare professionals.

2) Healthcare is in demand

There’s never been a better time to pursue a career in healthcare. One in three jobs created through 2026 will be in healthcare (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). With over 100 programs across a wide range of healthcare fields, you’ll find a job with one of our degrees.

3) Demonstrated career success

We’re ranked #1 for Earning Power (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education) and Most Transformative Colleges (Money Magazine, 2018). It doesn’t stop there—we also rank #3 nationally for Return on Investment (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019). College is an investment—at MCPHS, it pays off.

4) Located in medical hubs

MCPHS's three campuses sit in medical hubs across New England:

  • In Boston, the global medical hub of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area is home to the nation's #1 pediatric hospital in Brigham and Women's Hospital, the fifth-best cancer care institution in the U.S. in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and a Fortune 500 company in Merck.
  • The second-largest city in New England, Worcester, MA, has become a medical hub in its own right. The UMass Medical School is a leader in biomedical research, and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Park has become a center of medical research and development, and plus of the top employers in the city are hospitals.
  • Manchester, New Hampshire is home to two top 10 best regional hospitals (U.S. News & World Report), with Massachusetts General Hospital-affiliated Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, and the NH Bureau of Infectious Disease Control right in MPCHS's backyard.

5) Unmatched professional opportunities

At our three campuses, our students gain hands-on experiences, make connections, and learn from leaders with clinical, research, and internship opportunities at top-ranked institutions that are unavailable to other schools thanks to our long-standing partnerships.

6) A modern curriculum

Collaboration across multiple healthcare professions is at the heart of the integrated care models deployed across today’s healthcare system. Interprofessional educational experiences are at the core of the training featured in our laboratories, classrooms, and simulations. This team-based approach is the future of healthcare.

7) Dedicated teaching faculty

Our fulltime faculty are accomplished leaders in their fields— fellows of national academies, editors of medical journals, contributors to universal textbooks, investigators on federally funded research projects, and business leaders. But above all, they are mentors to our students.

8) State-of-the-art facilities

MCPHS students learn practical skills in modern laboratories, clinics, and simulations. For example, our pharmacy lab is an actual licensed pharmacy, and our sonography lab offers 17 ultrasound units equipped with advanced 3D/4D imaging equipment. Our students practice on the same equipment they will go on to use in their career.

9) An unbeatable community

Get personalized advising and education only found at small colleges. Big enough to constantly discover new connections, yet small enough to always find friendly faces. Our institution is small enough for personalized advising and education but located in a large city with partnerships with four local colleges to offer a wealth of experiences.

10) Healthcare in the spotlight

Healthcare is at the forefront of a generational crisis. All over the world, #HealthcareHeroes are in the spotlight battling against COVID-19, making a real difference that will reverberate for years to come. This noble profession changes people’s lives on a daily basis. Begin your path now at MCPHS.