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MGH Institute of Health Professions

We prepare practitioners to lead the next generation of interprofessional, compassionate care, through forward-thinking programs, innovative clinical practice, and ground-breaking research.

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What we do

MGH Institute of Health Professions is a graduate school in Boston and 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.  

It offers entry-level and post-professional programs in:  

  • Nursing/Nurse Leadership 
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders 
  • Genetic Counseling 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Physician Assistant Studies 
  • Master of Health Administration 
  • MS in Healthcare Data Analytics 
  • PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences  
  • PhD and Master of Science in Health Professions Education 

The MGH Institute is composed of the:

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. 

Academic accreditation

MGH Institute of Health Professions is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one that has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.  

In addition, the continuing professional development program at the IHP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.