Fact Sheet

General Information

  • Not-for-profit health professions graduate school founded in 1977 by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
  • Incorporated in 1985 as a subsidiary of MGH; 18-member independent Board of Trustees
  • The only degree-granting affiliate of Mass General Brigham
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and profession-specific accrediting agencies. Approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
  • Chronicle of Higher Education Great College to Work For: 2010–2019
  • Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity winner: 2017-2020


  • Located in historic Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston
  • 181,000 square feet of space in 7 buildings
  • State-of-the-art interactive classrooms/labs programs
  • Programs in genetic counseling, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech-language pathology, health professions education, and PhD programs in rehabilitation sciences and health professions education
  • Entry-level graduate programs top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  • More than 450 clinical affiliations at Mass General Brigham sites and other leading hospitals, community health centers, clinical sites, and educational institutions
  • Wide variety of online and in-person professional development and prerequisite course offerings


  • Total student enrollment: 1,636
  • Students from 43 states and 10 countries
  • Number of students awarded Schweitzer Fellowships: 41
  • Graduation rate: 96%
  • Licensure pass rates at or above national averages
  • Percent of direct-entry programs leading to top careers according to U.S. News & World Report: 100%
  • Entry-level graduates employed in their respective fields within six months of graduation: 97%–100%
  • Alumni: 8,973

Student Demographics

  • Women: 83%, Men: 17%
  • American/Alaska Native: <1%, Asian: 13%, Black or African American: 7%, Hispanic: 8%, White: 60%, 2 or more races: 3%, Unknown: 8%
  • International students: 1%

Financial Aid

  • Students receiving financial aid: 85%
  • Total student loan volume: $45.4 million
  • Total scholarships/grants awarded: $6.6 million
  • Average student debt: $115,637
  • Graduate starting salaries: $64,600 to $95,600 depending on program

Faculty & Staff

  • Average student/faculty ratio: 13:1
  • FTE faculty: 121
  • FTE staff: 114
  • FTE senior administrators: 16
  • Faculty with doctoral or other terminal degree: 75%
  • Faculty with highest honors in field: 22


  • Dedicated research centers and labs for grant-funded scholars: 8
  • Active grants: 40
  • Total value of active grants: $20.8 million
  • Research articles published by faculty in
  • 2020: over 100


  • Operating budget: $59.7 million
  • Endowment: $50.8 million
  • Cost of programs: $56,100 to
  • $159,895, depending on length and degree level

Serving the Community

  • Five centers serving Charlestown and Greater Boston: Speech, Language and Literacy Center; Aphasia Center; Marjorie K. Ionta Physical Therapy Center for Clinical Education and Health Promotion; Tabor/Connor Occupational Therapy Center for Learning, Participation, and Rehabilitation; and Ruth Sleeper Nursing Center for Clinical Education and Wellness
  •  These centers, housed in the Dr. Charles A. and Ann Sanders IMPACT Practice Center, typically provide 7,200 hours ($1 million) in free services annually to the local community
  • Annual Community Day serves numerous local nonprofits

Data as of December 31, 2020