About Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences

Students in Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences programs receive an exemplary health sciences education at the nation's premier academic medical center. Mayo Clinic has been training students to become successful allied health professionals for more than 100 years.

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is dedicated to educating students who excel in academic achievement to provide the best care possible for their patients. Few academic institutions offer access to real-world instructors with such depth of expertise and firm commitment to your success.

Each year, nearly 1,600 students enroll in more than 110 Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences programs representing 50 health sciences careers. More than 480 faculty members ensure that every student benefits from extensive personal training. The completion rate for programs is 90 percent.

Education at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is characterized by:

  • Innovative allied health sciences programs that lead to rewarding careers
  • A supportive, team-oriented environment in which to learn and grow
  • Experienced faculty who are passionate about teaching and committed to your success
  • Extraordinary clinical, educational and research resources available to all students

A low student-to-faculty ratio — just 3-to-1 — helps to ensure students achieve academic success within a rigorous and supportive environment. All Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences students are immersed in Mayo Clinic's multidisciplinary, collaborative model of care early and experience hands-on participation with both patients and researchers.

Mayo Clinic's reputation, combined with Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences' exceptional academic instruction, positions students to be sought-after candidates in the job market. The school's 4,000-plus alumni provide high-quality care at health care facilities throughout the world. Many serve at Mayo Clinic locations in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota; as well as Mayo Clinic Health System's many regional practices.

Wherever they serve, alumni are among the most accomplished, respected professionals in their fields. They're proud of their training and lifelong connection to Mayo Clinic.

Student Services

The assistance provided by Student Services helps students maintain and enhance their academic, cultural, intellectual and social well-being. Services available to enrolled students include success coaching, tutoring, and health and wellness programs.

  1. Student Services
    1. Phone: 507-284-3678
    2. Email: mshsadmissions@mayo.edu

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools regional accrediting body for higher education.


Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to educating health professionals of the future, both to meet the needs of Mayo Clinic as well as to spread the Mayo culture and philosophy of health care beyond the walls of the institution. The school's goal is to be a national/international leader in the transformation of health sciences education. Further, the school:

  • Teaches not only the knowledge and skills of each profession, but also the professionalism, patient centeredness, altruism, and service excellence that distinguish Mayo graduates.
  • Embraces state-of-the art educational technology, especially online learning, while preserving the age-old methods of face-to-face learning from experienced preceptors and mentors.
  • Supports faculty in their journey to be outstanding educators and scholars.
  • Emphasizes interprofessional education to prepare our learners for the interprofessional practice and teamwork that will be the hallmark of future health care.
  • Recognizes new knowledge is accumulating at an amazing pace and teaches students to prepare for life-long learning and self-development.
  • Commits to increasing the diversity and cultural competency of learners and faculty.
  • Recognizes the financial burdens students carry and works to relieve these within the framework of fiscal responsibility to Mayo Clinic.
Sept. 30, 2017