The Degree you Are
Ponce Health Sciences University is dedicated to providing the highest quality graduate medical education programs available. This goal, in addition to the university’s research and health services programs, continues a 40+ year tradition of enhancing our profession and contributing to our community.
Recognized both in Puerto Rico and abroad for educational service and research achievements, the university continues its focus in the disciplines of Medicine, Clinical Psychology, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health and Nursing. To meet future challenges in the healthcare industry, the university is launching an innovative selection of masters and certificate programs specifically designed to fill service gaps within the profession and enhance the healthcare community with highly trained practitioners.
Our commitment to educational excellence is an underlying value that leads the university to seek and recruit not only outstanding faculty but also outstanding students. By combining expanded academic and professional educational offerings in a cooperative and intimate learning environment, the Ponce Health Sciences University continues to graduate highly competent healthcare professionals dedicated to their community and the expanding future needs of their profession.
Dr. David Lenihan President and CEO of Ponce Health Sciences University
PHSU's Expansion plan
PHSU is a fully accredited health sciences university located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality graduate and undergraduate educational programs, including; medicine, clinical psychology, biomedical sciences, public health, and nursing. We prepare our students by delivering a world–class culturally competent curriculum that gives them the tools to serve growing and diverse patient populations across the United States. The PHSU Main campus is located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, with a second campus in St. Louis, Missouri, and a learning center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. PHSU is recognized globally for its educational quality, service to the community, and research achievements in partnership with the Ponce Research Institute. We have a total student enrolled for the Academic Year 2022–2023 of 1,700 across all programs and campuses.
Life in Ponce
The beautiful downtown Plaza de las Delicias is a worthwhile stop, with lovely fountains, a cathedral and local bench sitting denizens. The unique red and black, century old wooden firehouse, commonly known as Parque de Bombas is a landmark and still in use. Parque de Bombas originally built in 1882 for an exposition and from 1883 to 1989 it served as headquarters of the Ponce Fire Corps. In 1990, the firehouse was reopened as a museum, there are exhibits on the second floor, and the municipal band plays a free concert every Sunday night. Open Wed-Mon 9:30am-6pm, free admission, (787) 284-4141, oxt. 342. Nearby sits Casa Armstrong-Poventud a magnificent example of the neoclassical architectural heritage of the island, its white-domed building on the west side of the main square houses the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture and the Puerto Rican Tourism Company’s regional offices. Guided tours are available. Located in front of the town square. Mon-Fri 8am-noon, 1-4:30pm.