Mount Holyoke College

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Chemist and educator Mary Lyon founded Mount Holyoke College (then called Mount Holyoke Female Seminary) in 1837, nearly a century before women gained the right to vote. Today, her famous words—"Go where no one else will go, do what no one else will do"—continue to inspire Mount Holyoke students. 


Six months after graduation, 96 percent of the class of 2017 were working or in school. Of those students, 21 percent were attending graduate/professional schools of their choice. Over 80 percent of MHC graduates enroll in graduate or professional school within 10 years of graduation. More about what our graduates are doing... 


The Mount Holyoke campus has long served as a field station for student and faculty research. As a component of the living lab, the campus research center stores data on a rich array of environmental phenomena.Using the Institutional Data Archive (IDA), those affiliated with Mount Holyoke or the general public may access both faculty and student research data, reports and other materials, including a collection of historical and contemporary campus maps.In particular, students may view, download and use data collected from more than two dozen courses and many more independent student projects and then conveniently upload and store their own research.


The Career Development Center at Mount Holyoke College helps students explore interests, refine their paths, chart a course for the future, and gain the practical experience needed to succeed.We facilitate connections between students and employers, alumnae, and other professionals to create opportunities to engage and build networks.

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Student services

The 2,189 students hail from 45 states and 74 countries. Twenty-five percent of MHC students are international citizens, and 27 percent of domestic students identify as African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American, or multiracial. Fifty-five percent of incoming first-year students were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. 

Housing services

Each residence hall is unique in design and character. Each hall features a formal living room and other common space with a piano and a grandfather clock. The halls also have handsomely furnished sitting rooms, breakfast area, computer room, and basement laundry facility. 

Library services

Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) offers the MHC community a premier research library and an award-winning teaching and learning facility with a dedicated team to assist students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits.

ICT services

Get your wireless devices online quickly and securely with eduroam at Mount Holyoke College! Unlike other WiFi networks, which appear in only a single location, eduroam is available at Mount Holyoke, all of the Five Colleges, hundreds of US higher education institutions and around the world. 

Medical services

Clinical Services

  • Available to all MHC students
  • Hours of Operation
  • Visits are free
Clinical Team
  • Physician
  • Nutritionist
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Physical Therapists
  • Clinic Assistants

Student Life

Campus life

Each residence hall is unique in design and character. Each hall features a formal living room and other common space with a piano and a grandfather clock. The halls also have handsomely furnished sitting rooms, breakfast area, computer room, and basement laundry facility. 

Sports facilities

The Mount Holyoke Fitness Center is the perfect place to stay in shape year round. Located in the Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, the state-of-the-art facility was officially unveiled in the fall of 2009.Includes:

  • Large selection of cardiovascular training equipment.
  • Resistance training machines.
  • Mezzanine Level:
  • Space for functional strength training and core training.
  • Spinning bikes. 

Student clubs

Interested in political activism? Want your own radio show? Committed to community service? With more than 100 student organizations to choose from, chances are that Mount Holyoke has an organization that matches your interests.Because Mount Holyoke’s groups are run by students, they offer great leadership opportunities. But there are plenty of other good reasons to join a student organization—you get to learn new skills, meet new people, contribute to campus life, and have fun!


Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights. 

Student Reviews

MHC Golden Experience!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have only ever studied online due to COVID-19, but it is a very first rate experience for college. The academia is excellent.

For graduated teachers
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Best programme every if you are an experienced teacher.

Mount Holyoke College-A review.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It is a very welcoming environment that offers each student many opportunities to explore and engage with the world and their own communities.

South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States

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