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Program-Specific Next Steps for Deposited Students

In addition to general next steps for all incoming students, some programs have specific next steps. Choose and complete your program-specific next steps below.

Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene Programs

All students entering an online dental hygiene program will be required to attend an online orientation via Zoom. This includes the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene completion program
  • Associate’s to Master’s Dental Hygiene bridge program
  • Master of Science in Dental Hygiene

For more information, please visit our orientation page.

In an online environment, you will be learning with technology. Basic computer and technical skills are required to be successful.

  • Students should have some general knowledge of the following: browsing, searching, and navigating a web page, file management skills including; saving, opening, and placing files inside folders, attaching files, uploading and downloading files.
  • Students should be able to run system updates, including antivirus software updates, on their personal device.
  • Knowledge about internet bookmarks, or bookmarking a site on the internet browser, is not required but will be extremely helpful and allow one to quickly navigate to the frequently used websites and resources.

We highly encourage you to have your own laptop (PC-Windows or Apple-MacOS) to connect to Wi-Fi and MCPHS resources while you are on campus. If you are planning to purchase a new laptop, please spend time using it so that you are comfortable before you come to campus and start the semester. Please make sure you have administrator rights on your laptop in order to install and update software if needed. (Business laptops do not always perform functions necessary to access MCPHS Wi-Fi or access online coursework.)

A web camera and microphone are required, and students should have access to a printer. We also recommend a cordless mouse if you are more familiar with using a mouse than the track pad on your laptop. You will find it very useful at orientation.

Software Requirement

Microsoft Office is required and provided to you while you are a student at MCPHS University.

  • Log into https://www.office.com with your new MCPHS email and password.
  • Download the latest version of Microsoft Word and other Office Apps if you do not already have it installed (Excel, PowerPoint, Skype for Business)
  • In the top right corner (after login) there should be a link to download all Microsoft tools

Browser Requirement

Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox should be available on your computer.

School of Healthcare Business Programs

Students in the School of Healthcare Business' online programs (listed below) are offered an optional virtual orientation.

  • Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Clinical Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Management
  • Master of Health Sciences (MHS)
  • Doctor of Health Sciences (DHS)
  • Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (DScPAS)

For more information, please visit our orientation page.

School of Nursing Programs

Students admitted to any MCPHS online nursing program are required to attend orientation prior to the start of their coursework.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • RN to MSN Bridge Program, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP)
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN/PMHNP)
  • RN to BSN (BSN)

For more information, please visit our orientation page.

White coats and name tags will be ordered for each student by the Nursing department. Sizes should be based on blazers or jackets that you wear over other clothing.

Order your white coats by selecting your term below.

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

MSN online testing will be monitored and proctored by ProctorU. Learn more about ProctorU using the information below.

Postbaccalaureate PharmD

Students in the Postbaccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy program are required to attend an orientation prior to enrollment. For more information, please visit our orientation page.

Technology Requirements

In an online environment, you will be learning with technology. Basic computer and technical skills are required to be successful.

  • Students should have some general knowledge of the following: browsing, searching, and navigating a web page, file management skills including; saving, opening, and placing files inside folders, attaching files, uploading and downloading files.
  • Students should be able to run system updates, including antivirus software updates, on their personal device.
  • Knowledge about internet bookmarks, or bookmarking a site on the internet browser, is not required but will be extremely helpful and allow one to quickly navigate to the frequently used websites and resources.

We highly encourage you to have your own laptop (PC-Windows or Apple-MacOS) to connect to Wi-Fi and MCPHS resources while you are on campus. If you are planning to purchase a new laptop, please spend time using it so that you are comfortable before you come to campus and start the semester. Please make sure you have administrator rights on your laptop in order to install and update software if needed. (Business laptops do not always perform functions necessary to access MCPHS Wi-Fi or access online coursework.)

A web camera and microphone are required, and students should have access to a printer. We also recommend a cordless mouse if you are more familiar with using a mouse than the track pad on your laptop. You will find it very useful at orientation.

Now is the perfect time to get familiar with the computer or laptop that you will be using the most over the next two years.

Software Requirement

Microsoft Office is required and provided to you while you are a student at MCPHS University.

  • Log into https://www.office.com with your new MCPHS email and password.
  • Download the latest version of Microsoft Word and other Office Apps if you do not already have it installed (Excel, PowerPoint, Skype for Business)
  • In the top right corner (after login) there should be a link to download all Microsoft tools

Browser Requirement

Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox should be available on your computer.

Kathy Grams, PharmD, BCGP
Director, Post BS PharmD Pathway
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
kathy.grams@mcphs.edu

Suzanne Dinsmore, PharmD, BCGP
Associate Director, Post BS PharmD Pathway
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
suzanne.dinsmore@mcphs.edu

Master of Public Health (MPH)

A mandatory virtual orientation will be held through your student Blackboard account.

For more information, please visit our orientation page.

Technology Requirements

In an online environment, you will be learning with technology. Basic computer and technical skills are required to be successful.

  • Students should have some general knowledge of the following: browsing, searching, and navigating a web page, file management skills including; saving, opening, and placing files inside folders, attaching files, uploading and downloading files.
  • Students should be able to run system updates, including antivirus software updates, on their personal device.
  • Knowledge about internet bookmarks, or bookmarking a site on the internet browser, is not required but will be extremely helpful and allow one to quickly navigate to the frequently used websites and resources.

We highly encourage you to have your own laptop (PC-Windows or Apple-MacOS) to connect to Wi-Fi and MCPHS resources while you are on campus. If you are planning to purchase a new laptop, please spend time using it so that you are comfortable before you come to campus and start the semester. Please make sure you have administrator rights on your laptop in order to install and update software if needed. Business laptops do not always perform functions necessary to access MCPHS Wi-Fi or access online coursework. A web camera and microphone are required, and students should have access to a printer. We also recommend a cordless mouse if you are more familiar with using a mouse than the track pad on your laptop. You will find it very useful at orientation. Now is the perfect time to get familiar with the computer or laptop that you will be using the most over the next two years.

Software Requirement

Microsoft Office is required and provided to you while you are a student at MCPHS University.

  • Log into https://www.office.com with your new MCPHS email and password.
  • Download the latest version of Microsoft Word and other Office Apps if you do not already have it installed (Excel, PowerPoint, Skype for Business).
  • In the top right corner (after login) there should be a link to download all Microsoft tools.

Browser Requirement

Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox should be available on your computer.

Carly Levy, DHS, MPH, CPH
Assistant Professor of Public Health; Director, MPH Program
Email: carly.levy@mcphs.edu
Phone: 617.735.1014

Lindsay Tallon, PhD, MSPH, CPH
Assistant Professor of Public Health; Assistant Director, MPH Program
Email: lindsay.tallon@state.ma.us
Phone: 617.732.2146

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