MGH Institute Overview
A graduate school founded by the highly ranked Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH Institute of Health Professions offers unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to learn and work alongside expert practitioners in a variety of hospital, clinical, educational and community settings.
The MGH Institute is composed of the:
- School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS)
- School of Nursing (SON)
- Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation (CIPSI).
Entry-level and post-professional programs in Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies are among the Institute’s offerings. Other programs, including a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and a Master of Science in Health Professions Education, have been added in recent years to meet rising demand for highly educated health care professionals, educators, and researchers.
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 1,400 full- and part-time students. A Masters in Physician Assistant Studies is the school's newest offering, the first class starting in May 2015.
A graduate school founded by the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, the Institute operates within Partners HealthCare, offering unparalleled opportunities for students 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 of our programs promote interprofessional teamwork 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.
Whether you're just out of college, changing careers, or are a practicing clinician looking to advance in your career, the MGH Institute has a degree or certificate program that’s right for you.
Where We Are
The MGH Institute is located in and around the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, overlooking downtown Boston. The Institute boasts more than 130,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space spanning six buildings, including a dedicated research center and research labs for grant-funded scholars. On-campus functional-living, rehabilitation, and simulation labs use state-of-the-art technology and equipment for teaching and assessment activities. These labs allow students and faculty to engage in active learning across the curriculum.
In addition, the school also houses pro-bono rehabilitation centers, where students receive real-world experience treating clients from underserved surrounding communities. Read more about our campus, classroom, centers, and labs.
The MGH Institute is readily accessible by car, harbor ferry and public transportation, making it convenient to points of interest throughout the Boston area.
View the Interactive Map of the MGH Institute and the Charlestown Navy Yard.