Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy And Health Sciences

Massachusetts College Of Pharmacy And Health Sciences

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.

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
179 Longwood Ave
Boston , MA 02115-5896
General Phone: (617) 732-2800

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Mass College of Pharmacy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine480pre-med, pharmacy, pharmacy administration, pharmaceutical chemistry, industrial pharmacy and cosmetic sciences
Medical Support and Technology187health service and sciences, dental hygienist, nuclear medical tech, radiographer, physician assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine62registered nursing
Medical Administration42pharmacy courses
Therapy and Counseling3medical psychology
Science1pharmacology, chemistry

Number of programs and degrees for Mass College of Pharmacy in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree706
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship04
Bachelor's degree2179
Postbaccalaureate certificate161
Award of less than 1 academic year111
Doctor's degree - professional practice4611

Mass College of Pharmacy Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mass College of Pharmacy had a total enrollment of 3,626 students (3,620 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 21%
Graduate 79%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 66%
(Foreign Students) 34%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 24%
20-21 22%
22-24 26%
25-29 17%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York7%
New Hampshire7%
New Jersey7%
Rhode Island3%
(International Students)1%

Mass College of Pharmacy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

Mass College of Pharmacy Room and Board (2007)

Mass College of Pharmacy offers campus housing for 727 of its 3,620 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Boston, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Mass College of Pharmacy Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470560
SAT Math490585
SAT Writing480570
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2124

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT97%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Mass College of Pharmacy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,620
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,620
Room and board $ 11,590
Room charge $ 8,800
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,790
Books and supplies $ 840
Other expenses $ 2,120

Financial Aid:
Mass College of Pharmacy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 216500)

Mass College of Pharmacy Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$117,6583$109,572
Associate professorcalendar year13$85,34025$82,645
Assistant professorcalendar year21$81,35659$81,617
Instructorcalendar year3$80,5855$96,849
No academic rankcalendar year4$68,3245$55,638
All faculty totalcalendar year46$85,24497$82,192

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*1*
Associate professoracademic year4$74,6303$73,854
Assistant professoracademic year6$65,64814$66,374
No academic rankacademic year4$51,4774$47,214
All faculty totalacademic year15$66,46722$65,394

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Mass College of Pharmacy Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Administration
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences (MS, PhD)
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Pharmacy Administration/Policy/Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD)
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Health/Medical Psychology

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