What will I learn?

As a healthcare professional with a focus in health psychology, you have the power to help shape the future of healthcare according to the role of behavioral factors in health promotion, disease prevention, treatment of illness, and health policy.

In this program, one of only a few in the country, you’ll gain a range of knowledge in psychology, a strong preparation in the basic sciences and liberal arts, an informed sense of healthcare issues from other fields such as sociology, law, ethics, literature, history, and healthcare administration, and training in research methods and statistics. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to begin your career or continue your education at the graduate level.

Program Goals

The following program goals were established in 2010:

  • To provide an opportunity for students to earn a BS in Health Psychology, with a strong knowledge base in the general principles of psychology as well as concepts and applications within health psychology.
  • To provide a comprehensive education that includes an understanding of healthcare delivery, healthcare ethics, and interprofessional healthcare teams.
  • To provide opportunities for the development and demonstration of communication, critical thinking, information literacy, and research design skills.
  • To provide curricular and experiential opportunities for students to explore the wide range of career options appropriate for individuals with a terminal bachelor’s degree in psychology.
  • To provide curricular and experiential opportunities for students to explore graduate training options within and related to psychology.
  • To provide individualized academic advising and career mentoring for all majors from the point of entry into the program through graduation.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$34,700.00 (26,05,105) per year
USD $1,275 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022

Venue

MCPHS University

Boston Campus,

179 Longwood Avenue,

BOSTON,

Massachusetts,

02115, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants who are in final year of secondary school or have recently graduated but not yet completed any university courses are eligible to apply for admission.

For international students

Applicants who are in final year of secondary school or have recently graduated but not yet completed any university courses are eligible to apply for admission.

Language Proficiency: MCPHS on-campus EPE – 57; TOEFL iBT – 79; TOEFL ITP – 550; IELTS - 6.5; iTEP - 4.0; PTE Academic – 58. The Admission Office accepts applications from international students on a rolling basis with priority filing dates of November 1 (Early Action I), December 1 (Early Action II), and February 1 (Regular Decision).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About MCPHS University

“MCPHS is surrounded by global healthcare institutions, keeping students motivated and determined to become medical professionals” – pre-med student.

  • #1 university in the U.S. for earning power, WSJ/THE 2018
  • #1 transformative college in the U.S., Money Magazine 2018
  • #9 specialty institutions for internationals, Open Doors 2018
  • #16 most diverse university in the U.S., 24/7 Wall Street