MGH Institute of Health Professions Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
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(4.21 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 22 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACEN, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 1,112 (196 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 22% part-time, 78% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $42,685
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2018

MGH Institute Health Professions Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is one of the most personally and academically supportive programs I could recommend. The faculty provides amazing clinical placement opportunities and crucial clinical experience. Their focus on literacy is unmatched in the field and my interest in literacy has been fostered. For anyone interested in the connection between speech/language and literacy, MGHIHP is a pioneer in the field.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018

MGH Institute of Health Professions is an excellent institution for many reasons: the faculty and adjunct professors, the endless resources through the MGH/Harvard/Partners networks, and the tight-knit community feel at the school. MGHIHP is a small (around 1k students) graduate school specifically for health care professionals (RN, DPT, DOT, PA, DNP) who already have an undergraduate degree. We participate in many interdisciplinary activities and community events as a school. We get the "best of the best" instructors from the neighboring Boston hospitals. The only downside is that the tuition cost is very high, leaving many students with a heavy debt burden after graduation. Overall, the quality of the education at MGHIHP is worth the cost, and is an excellent foundation to land you the best jobs in the country.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018

I absolutely love the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies program. We use a team-based learning technique, and a type of "reverse-classroom" curriculum which cements the information we're learning into our brains. I feel I've learned so much in such a short period of time, and feel that the information has stuck overtime. In speaking with the second year PA students, who are on their clinical rotations, they have felt very prepared for their rotations, and have received wonderful feedback from their preceptors. Our faculty is extremely open to feedback and working with the students to provide the best and most efficient learning experience possible. They are also very reachable, and will sit down with you to go over any information you may be struggling with. There are also a number of services that will help you manage stress if necessary, help you find a doctor if you're new to the area, will help you manage your financial situation, and more. The facilities are also state of the art, which aid in our learning as well. Since we are also within the Partners Network, we also have access to education at all the best hospitals in Boston, such as, MGH, Brigham and Women's, Dana Farber, Spaulding Rehabilitation, and more. Overall, I would absolutely recommend this school and particularly this program to anyone interested in applying to Physician Assistant school!
2.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014

This school lured students in by stating they would get a 1 year paid internship at the end of the program. As we approached the internship selection process they divulged that up to 25% of the class may not get a paid internship, and they urged people to opt out for a 16 week unpaid internship. The faculty was hit and miss, very few had a truly open door policy to discuss questions. Many urged you to exhaust every other resource first, taking valuable time away from studying for other courses. The program was very challenging, which I expected, however we would have 8-12 hour class days 4-5 days a week and "highly suggested" study sessions on Saturday mornings leaving little time to study or complete work outside of class. My fellow classmates and I have discussed tat we did not feel l prepared for our board exams, or our careers, thought they have managed to do okay.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy student. This is a challenging accelerated program. As a student, I have felt prepared for my clinical experiences. We also learn the newest information in technologically equipped classrooms. There is plenty of space to practice new skills. In past experience, students are willing to help one another because we are not ranked. One really helpful study tool is the ability for the professors to record lectures. This has come in handy when reviewing for exams as well as review in general. Because this program is accelerated, students graduate early, but this is also a drawback. The workload is extremely intense, so there is not much time for a social life. Another negative is there is not much quiet study space, especially now that the school has expanded. However, I believe the school is trying to find more study space. I have also found the classes sometimes do not correspond with each other, but the administration does its best. Overall, I would recommend this program to anyone looking for a challenge that blossoms into a rewarding career.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

This is an incredible program with amazing professors, teachers, leaders and staff. It is however, extremely expensive to attend and afford to live/transport to school.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

MGHIHP is a competitive and challenging school. The quality of the nursing clinical experiences have been the out of this world, I have learned so much and have only completed two semesters so far. The administration can be disorganized which does cause for some frustration amongst the class. On the whole, everything always works out, you just have to be flexible with your time.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I am in a doctor of physical therapy program at MGH Institute. It is the 7th best physical therapy program in the country and the top in New England which means it is competitive but incredible at the same time to be learning from the leaders in the fields. We get experiences at the local hospitals and rehab centers including MGH, Brigham and Women's, and Spaulding rehab. Our hands on experiences are unmatched. Since we are a private school, my loans are currently totaling over $140,000 and increasing every day, which makes me want to cry :(
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a great school to be at. It is located right next to the Charlestown Navy Yard and has a beautiful campus for being a city campus. Academically we have amazing professors who facilitate network connections very much and know what they are educating us about very well. Great experience!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

Great students and faculty! I am very happy with the program at the IHP.
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