Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
MCPHS is a healthcare-focused university with a full spectrum of healthcare programs. As a teaching institution, we are passionate about our students, and they are equally passionate about advancing into careers in a vital industry. 



With a tradition of excellence in health care and science education since its founding in 1823, MCPHS University offers its students degree programs and co-curricular activities that are focused on knowledge and skills development. 


With a full range of healthcare programs, MCPHS offers students various ways to attain their career goals, and we help you find the right one. Every student is assigned a MAC team of Mentors, Advisors, and Coaches for personalized guidance and support, so you graduate on time. And because we don’t overenroll, your classmates collaborate instead of compete.


Unlike research institutions, our faculty are focused on one thing: teaching. Our distinguished full-time faculty are fellows of national academies and have served as presidents of national professional associations. They are editors of medical journals, investigators on federally funded research projects, and business leaders. Above all, they are mentors to our students, highly available and supportive.


7,500 - Average number of job openings among institutions in the Longwood Medical & Academic Area each year.


Student services

Counseling services is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and offers counseling services on our Boston, Worcester, and Manchester campuses. We value an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students, regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship or disability. Our mission is to support the intellectual, emotional, social, and cultural development of students in a multicultural environment.

Housing services

Live in apartment-style suites, high above our academic spaces and state-of-the-art labs, or join the vibrant community at the Treehouse and share your living and dining spaces with art and engineering students from our neighbors at the Colleges of the Fenway. Whatever residential housing option you choose, University-sponsored housing is guaranteed to all incoming freshmen and first year transfer students, which means your home away from home is already waiting for you.

Library services

On our Boston campus offers lending library, a collection of self help and psychology related books located in the Counseling Services Office

ICT services

There's no way we can overstate this:MCPHS is really high tech. With three physical campuses and one online campus, a community from around the world, and 108 health science programs, we have to be. Whether you need help on campus or remotely, our dedicated and highly-trained staff is available via phone, email and at each physical campus to provide computer, software and account assistance.

Student Life

Campus life

Feel the energy in the hub of healthcare. While we are the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, our campus is the very definition of modern innovation. Located in the world-renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area, everything Boston has to offer is at our doorstep. This dynamic setting provides students with opportunities for academic and clinical experiences at some of the most prestigious medical and research institutions in the world. MCPHS is a campus in constant motion, from the energy that fills the classes and labs to students socializing in the many common spaces to the hum of city life right outside our front doors. 

Sports facilities

Stay fit at the Schumann Fitness Center, which offers a variety of equipment, amenities, and classes. The Center features locker rooms and showers, as well as 50 pieces of the latest technology in cardiovascular and strength equipment from top of the line manufacturers. Looking for group exercise experiences? Each semester, the Center offers classes in a variety of areas, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Tango, and each class can be tailored to your specific needs.Our students also enjoy access to the pool facilities at Colleges of the Fenway member Simmons College – just visit our Cardinal Booth for a pass.

Student clubs

At MCPHS, you can form immediate connections with other students and staff who are as passionate about healthcare as you are. That’s the beauty of being immersed in a community totally dedicated to health sciences. Get involved in countless clubs and organizations, intramural sports, campus cultural events, and the many things offered outside of our doors. And make the most of your experience here at MCPHS.


MCPHS University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NEASC indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one that has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity also is addressed through accreditation.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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