The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is a healthcare focused university with a full spectrum of healthcare programs. It is an accredited, private, non-profit organization. It was first established in 1823 as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacists and in 1979 it was granted degree awarding authority. The 11 schools represent different areas of health sciences.
The university consists of 3 campuses with a total of 7095 undergraduate and graduate students. The students represent 74 countries. The faculty members number around 737 with 91 % as full time faculty members with terminal degrees. The students to faulty ratio is 15:1. Over 100 programs are offered across the 3 campuses and online. They offer a rich diversity of healthcare programs paralleling the interdisciplinary team approach in modern healthcare institutions. The university is ranked no.1 University in the US for earning power.
The MCPHS Boston campus is located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. This setting among the most prestigious medical and research institutions in the world affords the students ideal opportunities for learning and honing their skills. The other campuses are the Worcester, MA campus and the Manchester, NH campus.
The summers are warm. The winters are very cold and wet. It is partly cloludy year round. The temperatures vary between 23°F and 82°F. It rarely goes below 9°F or above 91°F. The period between late June and mid September is considered the best time for warm weather activities.
The online part time course of study would impart required knowledge and skills via expert instructions and hands-on experiences in the business related aspects of healthcare including capital finance and accounting, operations management, value chain and revenue cycle considerations. Specialized knowledge is provided through a concentration in biotechnology, payer/provider, entrepreneurship or medical devices.
The total semester hours would be 36 for those with business related degrees and 48 for non-business graduates. There are 11 modules, each carrying 3 credits and a MBA Capstone with 3 credit points giving a total of 36 credit points. The non-business professionals would undertake 12 more credit hours with 4 modules, each worth 3 credit points.
On average there are 7500 job openings among institutions in the Longwood Medical & Academic area each year. The course of study is sector specific making the graduates secure in job prospects or career advancements.
The alumni spread across 58 countries, foster a close relationship with students and with each other, providing them with career guidance and mentoring. It actively promotes supporting the MCPHS through various activities.
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