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Study at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, also known as MCPHS, is located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It was founded in the year 1823 by 14 Boston pharmacists. MCPHS is the oldest college in Boston. It was originally known as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. There are two other campuses located in Manchester and Worcester. The college's Boston campus is divided into the following three academic schools and one division:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Division of Graduate Studies
Since MCPHS is one of the Colleges of Fenway, its students can participate in a wide variety of sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, field hockey, and bowling.

Profile of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science

Mass College of Pharmacy is located in a large city, in Boston, MA. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Mass College of Pharmacy top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school tries to do a few things and do them well, and doesn't offer a huge range of majors. Students at Mass College of Pharmacy often study medicine and medical administration.

Mass College of Pharmacy Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 460 to 540 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 580 or higher on the math SAT.


By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

Mass College of Pharmacy offers classes to 3, 626 students (3, 491 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school serves primarily full-time students.

Mass College of Pharmacy Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Medicine455pharmacy, pharmacy administration, pre-med, industrial pharmacy and cosmetic sciences, pharmaceutical chemistry
Medical Support and Technology149dental hygienist, physician assistant, radiographer, health service and sciences, nuclear medical tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine38registered nursing
Medical administration22pharmacy courses
Therapy and Counselling3medical psychology
Science0pharmacology, chemistry

Contact: Mass College of Pharmacy

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science

179 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115-5896

General Phone: (617) 732-2800


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