Do you have a bachelor’s degree and are a practicing healthcare professional? Do you wish to expand your skill set in the areas of health professions education, health management, aging or integrative health and wellness or simply advance your career? If so, the Master of Health Sciences degree program at MCPHS Online might be a great fit for you. Candidates for this program may include those working in dental hygiene, radiologic sciences, public health and rehabilitative services to name a few.
The Master of Health Sciences program is designed to prepare graduate students for the ever-expanding roles in their current health occupations. Armed with the tools they need to progress in their current fields or in overall healthcare services, graduates of this program will have an earned master’s degree with an expanded skill set and concentration in one of the following areas: health professions education, health management, aging or integrative health and wellness.
The program delivery will be primarily online with no more than two in-person sessions, scheduled for the convenience of working professionals.
Graduates of the Master of Health Sciences program at MCPHS Online will be armed with the tools they need to advance their careers in the industry, seeking employment at hospitals, long-term care facilities, community-based healthcare agencies and health education operations.
Prerequisite Course Requirements
- An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Experience, interest or current employment in healthcare
- GRE scores (if graduated less than five years ago)
- A minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 (internet-based), 213 (computer-based) or 550 (written) for all candidates for whom English is not their primary language
The curriculum for the Master of Health Sciences consists of approximately 36 total credits in:
- Introduction to Health, Policy and Management
- Health Epidemiology
- Organization and Systems of Healthcare
- Quantitative Methods for Healthcare Administration
- Human Resources Management in Healthcare
- Specialized Electives for Tracks (6 required electives totaling 18 credits)
- Capstone Experience
Please note that two tracks are in development for this degree: management and education.
Tuition & Fees
Students enrolled in all graduate degree programs at MCPHS Online during the 2014–2015 academic year will pay $850/credit hour.
There are no fees in addition to the cost of tuition for MCPHS Online students in the 2014–2015 academic year, so students can estimate that a three-credit course in this program will cost $2550. Books are not included in the cost of tuition and must be factored in separately. The cost of books will vary by course.
An education is an investment. And we don’t think you’ll find a better return on your investment than by earning your degree from MCPHS University. Our Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) is available to guide students through the process of securing funding to cover education costs. A dedicated staff member will help you apply for financial aid, review all sources of funding available to you and assist you with completing the paperwork necessary for disbursement.
For more information, contact Student Financial Services at 603.314.1729.
If you are applying for admission to MCPHS Online for spring 2014, complete The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The MCPHS University college code for the FAFSA is 002165. You do not need to be accepted at the University in order to apply.
If you are applying for admission to MCPHS Online for fall 2014, please complete the FAFSA after January 1, 2014.
Once your application is received, the Admission Office will notify you of any missing items that we require for your application to be considered complete. We review all files on a "rolling basis" and will make a decision once all application materials are received.
Priority Filing Date
The priority filing date for this program is November 15 each year for a spring semester start and June 1 for a fall semester start. We continue to review applications until all available seats in the program have been filled.
Information for MCPHS University Alumni
If you are a graduate of MCPHS University and need to request your transcripts for admission to an MCPHS Online program, please click here to learn how to request your official transcript.
Feel free to call 617.879.5022 or e-mail us with any questions you have about the application process.
Technical, Non-Academic Standards
In conjunction with the applicable academic and accreditation standards, the faculty in each of the programs at MCPHS University has established certain abilities and characteristics defined as technical standards. Candidates for enrollment in programs at MCPHS University must meet these technical standards, which may include but are not limited to observation, communication, sensory and motor coordination and function, intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative abilities, and behavioral and social attributes. These standards may be met with or without reasonable accommodations. Please carefully review the technical standards for the program to which you have applied. The standards can be found in the MCPHS University College Catalog on the MCPHS University website. If you have questions regarding technical standards, please contact the Office of Admission immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have a bachelor’s degree to apply for the program?
Yes; you must have a bachelor’s degree in healthcare or a related field.
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Do I need to take the GRE or any other entrance exam?
Yes, this program requires the GRE if you graduated with your undergraduate degree within the last five years.
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Is there a minimum grade point average (GPA) for admission?
Yes; you must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 or higher for admission to the program.
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How much healthcare-related work experience is required to be eligible to apply for the program?
We value any healthcare-related experience and encourage you to contact the Admission Office for consideration.
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Does this program grant me any additional certifications or licenses upon completion?
No, this program does not provide any additional certifications or licenses, but does grant a master’s degree upon completion.
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How does an online program operate? What is expected of the student?
The student should anticipate spending about three hours per credit hour each week on learning activities. Faculty expects each student to access the course website no less than three times per week. For more information regarding the online education experience, we encourage you to visit our general FAQs section.
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