Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
179 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 732-2800
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Founded in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in the city of Boston. Since its inception, MCPHS has provided innovative health care education to students and equipped them with the resources, skills, and knowledge necessary to become leaders in the industry. The institution launched MCPHS Online as the fourth campus in the system in 2011 to enable students around the world to access its renowned degree programs. Because of the quality and value of the degrees from Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, students are attracted from many global locations. Currently, more than 500 students representing 35 countries attend the school. The specialized medical institution enrolls over 5,300 students annually.

Programs Offered

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences provides 14 degrees in an online format that allows students to study wherever and whenever they need to. The flexibility gives them the opportunity to earn the same accredited medical degree from MCPHS without the residency requirements or restrictive classroom attendance schedule. Students with a desire to complete a Bachelor of Science degree at an accelerated rate can choose the BS in Dental Hygiene Completion Program, which puts them on the path to complete their master’s degree in the same time frame that a traditional student would be completing their bachelor’s. Every professional course is completed almost entirely online, with the exception of a single residency requirement to visit the campus for orientation. Course materials are delivered through state-of-the-art technology such as occasional web-conferences and video presentations to give student the preparation they need to succeed in a dynamic and global medical field.


The New England Association of Colleges and Schools has fully accredited Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science to award degrees. MCPHS has received specialized accreditation from three other accrediting agencies for specific programs and departments within the school system.


The online degree programs offered by Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are designed for students who already hold a previous degree. For example, a student applying for a bachelor’s degree must hold an associate’s, at the master’s level they must hold a bachelor’s, and so forth. Upon receiving the completed applications, the admissions office will review and evaluate the contents to determine whether or not the student is eligible to be admitted. If any items are missing from the application, the office will notify the candidate. Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis – students will be notified of their status if they are accepted or denied.

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