Master of Health Professions Education
Preparing healthcare professionals to teach and lead future healthcare providers
The goals of the MHPE degree program are to train clinicians as educators and leaders, enabling clinicians to enhance their practices, improve population health, and increase the capacity for training of more health professionals in areas of need.
The degree program prepares interested healthcare professionals for academic careers in health professions education, to address the growing need in America’s expanding health professions training programs.
Graduates of this program are employed in areas of healthcare, human services, education, and a number of other fields where health-related education and training are essential.
Who Should Apply
Open to clinicians of all disciplines, the degree program is designed to prepare healthcare professionals as teachers and leaders in training the next generation of healthcare providers.
- Health professionals interested in pursuing academic positions
- Clinicians interested in developing their leadership and teaching skills
- Junior faculty (biomedical science and clinical) wanting to advance to leadership roles
- Medical residents interested in academic careers
Courses You Will Take
Courses are delivered in 16-week fall /spring semesters and 12-week summer terms. Courses include:
- The Successful Clinical Leader
- Governance and Administrative Skills
- Introduction to Teaching
- Curriculum Design for the 21st Century
- Research Skills
- Assessment and Strategic Planning
- Applied Education Skills
Skills You Will Gain
The MHPE degree program develops skills in six domains of competencies necessary for successful careers as leaders and health professions educators.
- Education and Teaching
- Leadership and Change Management
- Healthcare Delivery Systems
- Personal and Professional Management
- Multiculturalism and Interprofessional Teamwork
- Research and Scholarly Activity
Learn Through Real-life Application
Students complete two year-long projects to address specific needs identified within their practices and/or teaching settings, putting lessons to immediate use in ways that directly impact their daily work. Practical application of knowledge and skills is emphasized throughout the program.
“The first year is beyond leadership, it goes deeper and affects everything I do!” – 2023 MHPE First Year Student
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,459,413 with 29.8% of total costs-to-date financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.