Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE)

MHPE Program Admissions

The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree program is committed to selecting applicants who will be an asset to the health professions. Learn more about the MHPE program → 

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The guiding principles of the admissions process are to:

  • Understand each applicant as a whole person.
  • Evaluate the potential for success in the CUSOM MHPE program.
  • Assess the candidate’s commitment and aptitude as a future teacher and leader.
  • Consider the applicant’s interest in serving rural and underserved populations.

The MHPE program admissions personnel, under the direction of the Program Director, will consider the academic background, achievements, standardized test scores, current work and career goals of each applicant.

In addition to academic performance, the MHPE program admissions personnel places emphasis on the demonstration of personal merit, compassion, community involvement, communication skills, teamwork, leadership, professionalism, integrity, dedication to professional goals, promotion of diversity, and the ethical treatment of all humanity. 

Admissions Guide

Individuals may apply to the MHPE degree program with the goal of pursuing coursework leading to a master’s degree (degree program) or you may choose to take a limited number of courses for personal or professional enrichment (non-degree).

To initiate the application process, please review the information below.

How to Apply

Individuals with academic or professional reasons for pursuing graduate-level study without entering a degree program (non-degree) may apply for special student status and engage in coursework for academic credit. More about non-degree coursework →

Application Deadlines

  • The deadline to apply for August entry is June 1
  • The deadline to apply for January entry is November 1 – Extended to December 15th!

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The MHPE program makes every effort to recruit students with diverse backgrounds to foster the cultural richness to meet its Mission and Goals. 

The University affirms its standing policy of non-discrimination in employment and in all of its programs and activities, with respect to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, ethnicity or national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where exemption is appropriate and authorized by law.

Prior Degrees

CUSOM MHPE application requirements include:

  • Earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Earned degree (graduate or undergraduate) in a health-related clinical field. This specifically includes (but is not limited to) DO, MD, PA, DPT, pharmacy, and public health degrees. Students actively enrolled in these programs may be considered for admission with documented permission of the primary program. Basic scientists in relevant fields (e.g., biochemistry, anatomy, immunology, pharmacology) who teach or are interested in teaching in health professions programs may also be considered.
  • There is no minimum GPA requirement for applicants with completed graduate degrees. Current students or baccalaureate applicants must meet a minimum GPA of 3.0

Official Transcripts

Send electronic copies of all official transcripts to:  If electronic copies are unavailable, hard copies can be mailed. 

Standardized Test Scores

  • If an applicant desires, SAT, ACT, MCAT, PCAT, or other pre-health exam scores may be submitted.
  • Submission of GRE scores is highly recommended to enhance the application for baccalaureate applicants.

Letter of Recommendation

One completed reference form from a practice colleague or faculty member is required to complete the application for admission.  

Curriculum Vitae

A current curriculum vitae is required.

Statement of Interest

A brief statement describing your interest in the Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree program and goals after completing degree.

Technical Standards

All students are required to meet the Technical Standards for Admission: Observational, Communication, Motor, Intellectual, and Behavioral & Social Attributes.

Accepted students must affirm by signature that they have read and meet the standards. Any falsification or misinformation regarding the ability to meet technical standards is reason for dismissal.

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  • Once the applicant file is complete, MHPE program personnel will review files to determine the most qualified applicants for interview.
  • Qualified candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews may be carried out on campus or electronically, based on the preference of the candidate.
  • After interviews, the MHPE Admissions Committee will evaluate candidates and make recommendations regarding offers of admission.
  • Candidates will be notified of the decision via email.

Contact Us

For more information about the Master of Health Professions Education contact the Program Coordinator at:

Phone: 910-893-7064

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