Summer Semester Plans

This message is from IHP President Paula Milone-Nuzzo's desk


-April 9, 2020-

Dear IHP Faculty & Staff,

I want to provide you with our big-picture plans for the upcoming summer semester. I know individual departments have sent messages to program cohorts, but I thought it would be helpful to share what will be happening across our virtual campus in the coming months.

Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to continue online learning for all didactic classes through the end of August. As scheduled, the summer term will begin on May 18, 2020 and continue through August 24, 2020. For some programs, we are hopeful that we will be able to resume some direct patient care clinical experiences during the summer semester. We will evaluate these possibilities over the coming month; with specific communications coming from the academic departments.

We are planning to welcome three new cohorts of students to campus this summer. The cohorts will begin their IHP education in a remote environment, with robust online support.

  • New ABSN cohort starts May 18 (Orientation: May 13 and 14)
  • New DPT cohort starts June 8 (Orientation: June 1)
  • New OTD cohort starts June 8 (Orientation: June 1)

In addition, we have shifted the start date of the incoming PA cohort from a mid-May start to a September 8 start.

Online or in-person, the MGH Institute strives to give all students a comprehensive, state-of-the-art education. All of our courses will continue to be taught by our highly credentialed faculty. Our comprehensive support services such as the library, instructional technologists, virtual learning experiences, access to computer programs, along with a host of other services will continue during the summer semester. These services have been increased with the Institute's shift to online learning, and students are accessing these services in record numbers. For these reasons, the Institute’s tuition and fee charges will not be adjusted during our temporary shift to online instruction.

I am so pleased by the way our community has rallied around our new normal of virtual learning. I know this transition has not been easy, but it certainly has been an amazing learning and growth experience for us all. Please continue to take time for yourself; it is certainly more important now than ever.

Stay safe and healthy,


IHP Communications

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