United States
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Logan International Airport
School type:
Admissions level:
  • Undergraduate - Direct/ Bridge Program
  • Graduate - Direct
Rankings & Recognition:

#99 Best Pharmacy Programs

(US News & World Report 2023)

#3 Best Return on Investment

(Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce 2019)

#4 Most Innovative Schools

(Money Magazine 2020)

Key facts:
  • A Comprehensive Healthcare University
  • Student population: +7,000 including +1,000 international students from 90 countries
  • 108+ accredited programs in a wide range of clinical and research focused fields
  • Many accelerated pathways and combined degrees
  • Largest Pharmacy program in the U.S.
  • International rotations in 10+ countries
  • Affiliations with worldwide healthcare providers, educational institutions, and Fortune 100 companies
  • Member of Colleges of the Fenway - Universities in downtown Boston have joined to offer their students activities, support and a wider choice of classes 
  • The biggest advantage pursuing professional healthcare programs at MCPHS including PharmD, Physical Therapy, Optometry (OD), Veterinary (DVM) is that students are waived the College Admission Test i.e. MCAT, PCAT, OAT into professional years
  • An impressive Licensure Examination passing rate of 90%
Why this school?


For nearly 200 years, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), which was founded in 1823 and is the only comprehensive healthcare university in the United States, has been a global leader in healthcare with more than 100 programs. Our students graduate with the skills needed to excel in the ever-changing world of healthcare as accomplished and passionate professionals.

  • A modern curriculum: The integrated care models employed across today's healthcare system to better serve patients are built on collaboration across diverse healthcare professions. Interprofessional educational experiences are at the heart of the training that takes place in labs, classrooms, and simulations, as well as at events and through collaborations with local healthcare organizations. This team-based approach is the way healthcare will be delivered in the future. When healthcare professionals from all backgrounds interact, from physical therapists to pharmacists to nurses, they share their distinct skill sets and learn to understand and value the perspectives of others.
  • Unmatched professional opportunities: Students acquire significant hands-on experience, develop connections, and learn from leaders with clinical, research, and internship opportunities at top-ranked institutions that are unavailable to other schools owing to our long-standing partnerships. 
  • Dedicated teaching faculty: Our full-time faculty members are recognized leaders in their areas, including fellows of national academies, editors of medical journals, contributors to universal textbooks, investigators on federally funded research projects, and business leaders. They are, above all, mentors to our students.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: In innovative laboratories, clinics, and simulations, MCPHS students develop practical skills. Our pharmacy lab, for example, is a fully registered pharmacy, and our sonography lab has 17 ultrasound devices with advanced 3D/4D imaging technology. Our students train on the same equipment that they will use in their future careers.
  • Attractive locations: Three campuses of MCPHS are located in medical hubs throughout New England. Firstly, Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston is home to the nation's top pediatric hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, the country's fifth-best cancer treatment institution, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and a Fortune 500 firm, Merck. Next, Worcester, Massachusetts, the second-largest city in New England, has developed into a medical center in its own right. The UMass Medical School is a biomedical research leader, and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Park has grown into a hub of medical research and development. Hospitals are the city's leading employers. Finally, with the Massachusetts General Hospital-affiliated Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, and the NH Bureau of Infectious Disease Control located in MCPHS's backyard, Manchester, New Hampshire is home to two top 10 best regional hospitals (U.S. News & World Report).

There’s never been a better time to pursue a career in healthcare. Thirteen out of thirty jobs will be generated by 2029 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020). Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic is putting healthcare at the frontline of a generational crisis. This noble occupation has a daily impact on people's lives. It's time to start your journey at MCPHS, where you'll receive customized advice and instruction that can only be found at small universities.

  • Undergraduate: $5,000 - $18,000/year (Renewable)
  • Graduate: Not available


  • Undergraduate: $37,620 - $54,480/year
  • Graduate: Master: $24,840/year; Doctor: $49,140 - $59,430/year

Room & Board: $23,988/year

Entry requirements



(Direct Admission)


(Direct Admission)


GPA 3.0+

GPA 3.0+

Transcript evaluation



English proficiency

IELTS 6.5+/TOEFL 79+

IELTS 6.5-7.0+/ TOEFL 79-90+

Standardized test:

  • Undergraduate: SAT/ACT
  • Graduate: GMAT/GRE


Varies by program 

Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc.


Varies by program 




Personal statement



Recommendation letter



Application fee


  • Master: $0
  • Doctor: Pharmacy $175; Optometry $185



  • Pharmaceutical Business, Clinical/ Healthcare Management, Health Data Science and Analytics, Public Health, Psychology.
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Health Science.
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiography.
  • Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Acupuncture.


  • Master: MBA (Healthcare Management), Regulatory Affairs & Health Policy, Health Informatics, Public Health, Pharmacy (PharmD), Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry, Occupational Therapy, Acupuncture. 
  • Doctor: Medicine (MD), Optometry (OD), Physical Therapy, Veterinary (DVM).





Application deadlines


  • Scholarship deadline: December 1
  • Regular deadline: February 1

Graduate: Varies by program

Boston is Massachusetts' capital and most populous city, as well as the largest in New England. The city functions as an important port and manufacturing center, as well as an international hub for economics, education, culture, healthcare, and technology. As a thriving center of scientific research with many colleges and universities in the area, Boston is also a world leader in higher education including law, medicine, engineering and business.