General Information for Prospective International Students

The MGH Institute of Health Professions welcomes applications from international students with strong academic backgrounds who strive for excellence in their chosen health care professions. Here at the Institute, not only will you receive superior training in your field, but you will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in U.S. culture in historic Boston.

The Institute considers you to be an international student if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. International students who enroll at the Institute are supported in F-1 non-immigrant status in order to study full-time in the U.S.

Programs for Students Seeking F-1 Status

Students seeking F-1 status are invited to pursue degrees in the following programs:

School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

School of Nursing

Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation

Follow the links above to learn more about each program. Specific admissions requirements for each program can be found on the Apply pages, which is located within the Prospective Students section of our website.

Programs Not Available for Students Seeking F-1 Status

Due to program structure, the following programs cannot support F-1 non-immigrant status:

School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading

School of Nursing

  • Post-Master's Certificate of Advanced Study programs
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice programs
  • Master of Science in Nursing for RNs

Students who wish to study in a non-immigrant status other than F-1 should discuss their intentions with International Student Services.

 Information on Studying in the United States

General information regarding policies and procedures for securing an F-1 visa to study in the U.S. can be found on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website and at their Study in the States website.

Immigration Advising

Once accepted, international students work with Office of Student Affairs International Student Services, which provides information and assistance with the issuance and maintenance of F-1 non-immigrant student visa.


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