MGH Institute of Health Professions

Boston, MA 02129

MGH Institute of Health Professions is a privately-run institution in Boston, Massachusetts and is part of the Partners Health Care. It is a graduate university that was founded by the Massachusetts General Hospital. Some of the main areas of study include Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Communication Sciences, Occupational Therapy, and Nursing. The institute started as the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing in 1873 and was operated by Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1980, the program began accepting students for graduate degree programs and received its current name. The undergraduate offerings are limited, as the institute primarily focuses on graduate-level studies. 

MGH Institute of Health Professions offers seven nursing programs. These programs include accelerated BSN and MSN programs for those with a degree in an unrelated field. The accelerated BSN program takes 16 months to complete and most students are employed within their field within 3 to 6 months after graduation. These classes also have a low 6:1 student to faculty ratio. Registered nurses may apply for the RN to MSN program. The institution also offers the traditional BSN program, MSN program, and a DNP program, along with a BSN to DNP program. All programs are accredited by the CCNE, while the master’s programs are also accredited by the ACEN. 


Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Open Admission-
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated MSN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  4. Doctoral degrees (DNP, BSN to DNP)
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Practice Bachelor's degree 206
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 41
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 24
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 17
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 15
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 19
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 4
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Doctor's degree - professional practice 1
Nursing Administration Doctor's degree - other 8
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - other 4

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from MGH Institute of Health Professions

Emerson College
1.55 miles away
Fisher College
1.55 miles away
Boston University
2.76 miles away
Northeastern University
2.85 miles away
Simmons College
3.25 miles away
Emmanuel College
3.26 miles away
MCPHS University
3.4 miles away
Boston College
6.37 miles away
Laboure College
7.74 miles away
Curry College
9.64 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
07/26/1985 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
10/01/1986 - 12/31/2009
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
04/22/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/25/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/25/2009 - Current

Admission to School

No Info Available

Net Price

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,217.00 $1,217.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Two or more races
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

MARILN Professional Scholarship Award

Applicants must be Massachusetts or Rhode Island residents and have lived in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for at least four years before having entered that practical nursing program. They [...]

Massachusetts Long Term Care Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must work in a nursing home or assisted living residence in Massachusetts and must have worked there for at least one year.

American Legion-Massachusetts Scholarship

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a Department of Massachusetts Legion member in good standing. One award is for nursing only.

More scholarships

Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing
MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 1st Avenue
Boston, MA 02129

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