MGH Institute Overview

MGH Institute of Health Professions is a graduate school in Boston with more than 1,600 students. It 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:

Entry-level and post-professional programs in Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Genetic Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies are among the Institute’s offerings. Other programs, including a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and a PhD and 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 Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), has more than 1,600 full- and part-time students. Since its founding in 1977 by Massachusetts General Hospital as an independent, not-for-profit graduate school, it has produced 9,000+ graduates.

The IHP is the only degree-granting affiliate in Mass General Brigham, New England's largest health care provider founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, and which 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.

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 138,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space spanning seven 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. The rehabilitation centers and labs are all in the new Dr. Charles and Ann Sanders IMPACT Practice Center

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.

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