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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

179 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA

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About
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, located in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded in 1823, and is a private institution. The school was founded by fourteen pharmacists and holds the distinction of being the oldest higher education institution in the city, and the second oldest school of pharmacy in the United States. The school received degree granting ability in allied health through a charter change in 1979. Since then the school has added two campuses, located in Worcester, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire, as well as the addition of the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists which operates the school's dental hygiene program.

Academics
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science offers a variety of programs with a specific focus in the sciences. Undergraduate level programs combine lower and upper division courses, electives and general education requirements to create a curriculum that results in a bachelor's degree. Master and doctoral programs  have separate requirements for admission, and each requires a lower level degree to have already been earned in order to be considered. The school's graduate programs in pharmacy and physician studies are ranked among the best in the United States.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
MCPHS requires all applicants to supply a completed application, standardized test scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation from math or science teachers or guidance counselors. The supplied material will be reviewed and a decision rendered. Once completed, the student will be notified, and if admitted, will be supplied the information necessary to prepare for enrollment. Application to graduate level and above programs have their own process and requirements. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships awarded based on need as determined by the applicants information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Pharmacy (D)
  • Nursing (B)
  • Physician Assistant (M)
  • Dental Hygienist (B)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (B, D, M)
  • Pre-Medicine, Pre-Medical Studies (B)
  • Radiologic Technology (B)
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management (B)
  • Nuclear Medical Technology (B)
  • Pharmacy Administration, Policy and Regulatory Affairs (C, M)
  • Health Services (B, C)
  • Health Preparatory Programs (B)
  • Pre-Optometry Studies (B)
  • Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy (C, M)
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (B, M)

Psychology

  • Health Psychology (B)

Physical Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Pharmacology (D)

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $28,800. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. There is also a $70 application fee for those applying to a program. Students in need of financial assistance can get more information through the school's financial aid department, by calling (617) 732-2864. Any tuition and financial aid figures listed provide an outline of costs at this school, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with MCPHS for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $27,000-$32,000
  • For part-time students, charges are between $980-$1,200 per unit
  • Required fees: $880

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range for graduate students is around $31,000-$38,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $980-$1,200 per unit
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $880
  • Annual tuition estimates for specific graduate schools:

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships78%$11,965
Receiving Student Loans87%$14,233

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 0.3%.

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IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.