• Hands-on experience

    Mayo School of Health Sciences educates health professionals who are vital to delivering quality patient care. Rather than learn only from textbooks or in labs, you'll work alongside medical professionals.

  • Preparing you for success

    At Mayo School of Health Sciences, you'll find exceptional academic instruction in a supportive learning environment. Our students perform strongly on board exams and are highly sought after upon graduation.

  • Faculty and mentors

    Our faculty include Mayo Clinic physicians, researchers and allied health staff — professionals with real-world perspectives. You'll begin hands-on experience with patients and researchers early in your education.

  • Unique patient population

    Mayo Clinic provides solutions and hope for patients from around the world. As a student, you'll encounter not only common diseases but also rare, complex medical conditions rarely seen elsewhere.

  • World-class resources

    Being a student at Mayo School of Health Sciences means learning within one of the world's largest, most advanced medical centers. You'll have access to the highest quality facilities, equipment and staff.

Why choose Mayo School of Health Sciences?

Mayo School of Health Sciences offers small classes, personalized attention and a supportive, noncompetitive environment to educate allied health professionals who are vital to the delivery of quality patient care.

Access the best clinical, technological and educational resources available — Mayo Clinic's internationally renowned clinical practice, vast depth of knowledge and collaborative model of care — to achieve a rewarding and successful career in the evolving world of health care. Find out more.

Programs and courses

Students pursuing specialized careers in allied health fields or opportunities to complete clinical rotation or internships toward degrees at affiliated universities thrive in the stimulating, supportive environment offered by Mayo School of Health Sciences academic programs.

Practicing allied health professionals who desire enrichment through additional training choose Mayo School of Health Sciences professional enhancement courses. Courses in the innovative curriculum are often available entirely online. Opportunities to earn continuing education credits vary by course at the discretion of respective professional organizations.

Campus life and housing

Mayo's campuses in Rochester, Minn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., all offer affordable housing within easy commuting distance, plus a wealth of recreational opportunities and amenities. Official student housing isn't available.

Tuition and fees

Mayo School of Health Sciences provides potential students with detailed information about tuition, fees, stipends and living expenses. Scholarships — available from many sources — are always a possibility. Some programs and courses are tuition-free or offer financial incentives for participation.

Meet our students

Mayo School of Health Sciences students share diverse worldviews and experiences in a positive, supportive setting. Trained in a collaborative, hands-on environment, they consistently score higher than the national average on board exams and are preferred candidates for employment. Ultimately, they become skilled and compassionate health care professionals.

Admissions and application process

Applicants receive a thorough admission review, but at Mayo School of Health Sciences, it's equally important that our program be a good fit for you and that you be a good fit for our program. So although we consider your academic transcript, we use admission essays and interviews to get a clear sense of who you are. Admission is competitive but absolutely possible.

Diversity in Education student blog

Mayo Clinic actively solicits applications from students representing the diversity that is prevalent in our patient base and communities served. The Office for Diversity helps to recruit and retain underrepresented students and create a welcoming environment for learners, faculty and staff. DiversityInc named Mayo Clinic a Top 10 Hospital System for the second straight year in 2013.

Meet our students

With campuses in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona, Mayo School of Health Sciences has more than 1,500 students from 43 states and nine foreign countries. We offer more than 100 programs representing 60 health care professions.

First graduates earn Bachelor of Science in Health Professions

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    In 2013, 13 students — the first graduating class under a unique partnership — received both a certificate from Mayo School of Health Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions degree from the University of Minnesota Rochester. Read full story.

Former patient, now a phlebotomist

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    Tashika M. Garrett, who first experienced Mayo Clinic as a patient, completed the Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program and is now a Mayo phlebotomist. Read full profile.