Catalog 2018-2019

Who We Are

MGH Institute of Health Professions is an innovative not-for-profit, interprofessional graduate school that offers degrees and certificates in:

Integrating classroom learning with research and clinical experience, the Institute grants doctoral degrees, master's degrees, awards certificates of advanced study, and offers continuing education to practicing professionals, as well as to baccalaureate-educated individuals entering health care from another field.

The MGH Institute, which is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, has more than 1,600 full- and part-time students. Since its founding in 1977 by Massachusetts General Hospital, it has graduated almost 7,700 health care professionals.

The IHP is the only degree-granting affiliate in Partners HealthCare, New England's largest health care provider which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. The Partners network also includes Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and North Shore Medical Center. This affiliation offers students unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, and community settings.

The MGH Institute believes that knowledge begins with discovery through research. The Institute’s faculty engage in original clinical research – much of it collaborative and interprofessional – aimed at ultimately improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disorders and disabilities.

All academic programs promote interprofessional teamwork through the school's unique IMPACT Practice module and offer personalized attention in a rigorous, collaborative learning environment that is driven by our faculty's professional expertise and scholarly accomplishments. The academic experience is further enriched by the diversity of our students' backgrounds and life experiences.