MGH Institute of Health Professions Reviews

  • 15 Reviews
  • Boston (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $75,560
50% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 15 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Kathy K
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Hybrid situation with fewer clinical placements than there are students who need them. Priority not given for placements even though they claim to be part of the Mass General system. I see way more students from BC and Northeastern on the floors. Professors are clinicians and most work somewhere in MGB system. Recent news is they laid off 20 employees due to business decisions that failed."
Brian Hillman
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"The tuition for this University is not $65,696. It is actually $90k per year. The problem with this institute is that it is based on greed. This is what will happen to you. You will get accepted into the Master’s degree program then they will have you take out a loan for $240,000. Then you will start going to the program and something will come up where they will have some policy or some requirement which will have you repeat a class and that will totally spoil your original plan and you will be forced to take out more loans and the degree that was going to cost you $240k will not cost you $300K. While they say that they have a 99% graduation rate, the reality is that most students do not graduate in the allotted time and that a 99% rate is achieved over a period of 7 years. The administration at this institute is horrible. They are unorganized, they never are able to get anything done in an orderly or timely manner. They will be very nice to you when talking to you, however, they will never ever actually do anything for you."
Sarah Vaughn
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2017
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"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."
Emily Thatcher
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2016
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"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!"
Jaden Kohen
  • Reviewed: 7/31/2016
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"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."
Corianne Oliver
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"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 :("
Bridget McNamara
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2014
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"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!"
Elisa Lo
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Great students and faculty! I am very happy with the program at the IHP."
Man Yin Leung
  • Reviewed: 4/5/2014
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"The program was designed in a professional setting preparing students to work in the interprofessional medical settings. The campus is safe and conducive for learning."
Stephanie Berger
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pros: Associated with one of the best hospitals in the country, all the professors are really easy to talk to and very knowledgeable in their fields, the city of Boston is awesome! Cons: Expensive - the school and Boston, program was not always very organized or accommodating for student clinical sites, class size was almost too large for given space"
Christopher Sanchez
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program offers an incredible network for aspiring practitioners. MGH Institute of Health Professions is part of Partners Health, which includes world class hospitals, such as Massachusetts General and Spaulding Rehabilitation. The on campus and off campus resources are excellent; offering student a chance to work in practical career oriented environments. The faculty is also amazing, each at the top of their field and avid advocates of the APTA. The only difficulties with this program are the costs of living in the city of Boston, and for those that aren't accustomed to living in a city. But overall a great experience."
Jacqueline Lussier
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Rigorous full-time program, but in a great city with a lot of connection to offer through the Partners Healthcare System. Many additional opportunities in Boston. Cutting edge technology. Anatomy @ Harvard Med!"
Corianne Oliver
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"MGH IHP is currently ranked 7th in the nation for the unique Physical Therapy program. Unlike every other program, MGH provides a paid year-long internship at the culmination of its program. This experience allows new graduates to continue being mentored for their first year in the field while receiving financial benefits at the same time! With such a renowned program comes a price (literally). I would not be able to attend without sufficient financial aid and scholarships. Furthermore, the location in the heart of Boston makes for expensive living arrangements."
Katie Gatica
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Varied quality of teaching skills from professor to professor. Some teachers are phenomenal, while others leave much to be desired."