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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Check whether Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is right for you as an international student.


Uni facts

Boston, USA
  • Type
    Private
  • Rank
    2637
  • International students
    1000
  • Nationalities
    90
  • Total programs
    52
  • Acceptance rate
    91%

Study abroad at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS University) is a renowned institution located in Boston, in the US state of Massachusetts. There are also campuses in nearby Manchester and Worcester.

MCPHS University has been educating future healthcare leaders for almost 200 years. The University delivers an innovative, interprofessional, and collaborative learning experience to enable students to hit the ground running upon graduation.

The University specializes in providing a fantastic range of programs in the healthcare discipline. International students can choose from courses including pharmacy, optometry, nursing, and acupuncture.

Students enrolled at MCPHS University have a number of excellent on-campus facilities available to them like spacious libraries, state-of-the-art science laboratories, student wellness services, and a host of great dining areas.

Why study at MCPHS University?

  • Highly ranked

    #1 for Earning Power (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2018)

  • Diverse campus

    MCPHS University is home to a multicultural student body

  • Leading staff

    Learn from leading healthcare specialists from across the globe

  • Great location

    Massachusetts is full of wonderful opportunities for students and graduates

Life as an international student

International students from around the world choose to pursue their education dreams at MCPHS University. There are currently 1,000 overseas students currently living and studying at the University - the campus vibe is so diverse.

The University’s teams are always on hand to help international students with anything they need. When international students arrive at the airport, staff will greet them and transport them to campus, ensuring a stress-free arrival.

International students from over 50 countries come together to celebrate their heritage, culture, cuisine, and more at the annual CultureFest. Activities include dance performances, language lessons, samples of global cuisines, and lots more.

Student reviews for Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Overall rating
4.225 stars
Based on 8 reviews
Overall experience
4.5 stars
Accommodation
4.625 stars
Academic
4 stars
University facilities
4 stars
University social
4 stars
  • Hieu Tran
    Vietnam
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Biology
    Tell us about Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Amazing for healthcare students! Great location, and professors who are widely connected.
  • Yosanly Cornelio
    Dominican Republic
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Clinical Research
    Tell us about Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    The university has all the facilities that a student needs even it is not a huge university. They have a very good communication with the student and on nice thing of the city is the transportation.
  • Tatiana Chu
    Brazil
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pharmacology
    Tell us about Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    MCPHS is a private university with its focus on social sciences. The Boston campus is located at the heart of the Longwood Medical area. Where many hospitals and research institutions are located, such as the Boston Children’s hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Because of those opportunities for internships and volunteer work are much easier to acquire. There are many social opportunities at MCPHS to find a club or social activity, especially because we are part of the Colleges of Fenway (COF) there are many opportunities to socialize with students from other colleges around. Additionally, since we are a small school there is a feeling of community because at some point everyone will get to know everyone.
  • Weiting Zhou
    China
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pharmacology
    Tell us about Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    MCPHS is located in Boston's Longwood Medical Area, with dozens of hospitals, medical structures and world-renowned pharmaceutical companies within a five-mile radius. Meanwhile, students and staff of MCPHS can also enjoy the city of Boston, as the Green Line station next to the school directly connects to the downtown.
  • My Nguyen
    Vietnam
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    3 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Tell us about Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    MCPHS University prepares students well on the major they're studying. After graduation, students know what to do and where to go. It has many honor societies, accomodation when needed, especially if you're an international student. The university is diverse with many ethnicity you never feel lonely but fit in very well.

What Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences says

  • Dr Stephen Kerr

    Dr Stephen Kerr

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Interim Assistant Provost of International Affairs
    Dr Stephen Kerr says

    As a healthcare university, it is located in the heart of the renowned Longwood Medical Area of Boston, MA (USA), offering opportunities for international students to be trained and to experience cutting-edge healthcare practice at world-renowned hospitals and medical centers.

    We focus on health sciences and inter-professional and collaborative practice and education, and offer a support center for student's success, one-to-one student-faculty engagement, peer-mentorship, opportunities for undergraduate research and directed study, practical experiences in the healthcare discipline of study.

    They are loads of opportunities for post-graduate industry and hospital fellowships, graduate certificates/degrees in complimentary areas of study.

  • Greg Friedman

    Greg Friedman

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Director of International Admission
    Greg Friedman says

    MCPHS is one of the most international student-friendly college campuses in the United States. We have been ranked the #16 most diverse and inclusive university in the US as well as the #10 special focus university in the nation for hosting international students.

    We have more than 1,000 international students from more than 90 countries and are experts at helping international students to achieve their goal of becoming healthcare practitioners, whether that be in the United States or abroad.

    MCPHS is one of the most unique universities in the country and is one of only a small handful of universities that specializes specifically in healthcare. This specialty focus is one of the reasons that we are the #1 university in the US for earning power according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.

    Our location in the world-renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area ensures that students are able to get the hands-on experience that they need in order to be successful in their field of study.

    As a university with close to 200 years of history and more than 1,000 international students currently on our campuses, we offer all of the support services and facilities that international students might need while attending MCPHS. We have academic support services, career guidance, immigration advising, and much more.

    With more than 11,000 annual clinical placements, internships, volunteer experiences, and other forms of hands-on learning, MCPHS graduates are some of the most well-prepared applicants on the job market.

    When this is combined with an industry like healthcare that is always in demand, it makes for the ideal job searching scenario. MCPHS graduates are working in some of the top hospitals, clinics, research laboratories, NGOs, government organizations, and much more all throughout the world.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 100
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - from US$34,700 to US$68,190 per year
  • Graduate tuition - from US$19,125 to US$54,810 per year

Undergraduate scholarships

Special Recognition Scholarship

  • Amount - from US$2,000 to US$18,000 per year
  • Details - A merit-based scholarship that will be automatically reviewed for all applicants. The specific amount will be determined on the basis of academic merit.

Graduate Scholarships

MCPHS Merit Scholarship - Accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy

  • Amount

    Up to US$20,000 per year

  • Details

    A merit based scholarship which will be automatically reviewed for all applicants. The specific amount will be determined on the basis of academic merit

MCPHS Merit Scholarship - Doctor of Optometry

  • Amount

    Up to US$12,000 per year

  • Details

    A merit based scholarship which will be automatically reviewed for all applicants. The specific amount will be determined on the basis of academic merit

MCPHS Merit Scholarship - Acupuncture Programs

  • Amount

    Up to US$8,000 per year

  • Details

    A merit based scholarship which will be automatically reviewed for all applicants. The specific amount will be determined on the basis of academic merit

Location

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

179 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, United States

MCPHS University’s awesome campuses are situated in brilliant student-friendly cities. International students at the University are surrounded by countless restaurants, shops, nightlife spots, tourist attractions, parks, and so much more.

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