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The online Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MSHPE) is designed for healthcare professionals who plan to teach in their respective discipline—medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, or other health fields—and prepare to become effective educators in a clinical or classroom setting.
UofL’s Health Professions Education master’s program helps develop your educator identity and advance your expertise in curriculum design, learning assessment, educational research and inclusive teaching practices. Delivered through flexible online courses, our MSHPE program prepares you to successfully instruct a diverse group of learners and make your impact on the next generation of healthcare providers.
The online Health Professions Education master’s program is offered through a partnership between the College of Education and Human Development and the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville.
Complete the program on your own time through fully online classes.
Many courses available in
8-week accelerated terms.
Start when it’s right for you with Fall, Spring and Summer admits.
"The goal of the HPE program is to magnify the impact of the health professions educator. Not only do health professions educators improve the outcomes of their patients, but they significantly improve the educational outcomes of the practitioner learners and impact the patients that those learners ultimately care for in the future."
Employment in the healthcare industry is booming, with expected growth of 2.6 million jobs from 2020 to 2030 (bls.gov). The need for health professions educators is greater than ever as we train the next generation of healthcare providers. The curriculum within UofL’s MSHPE program will equip you with the skills and expertise to be a highly effective health professions educator. Furthermore, many accrediting bodies are moving towards requesting background knowledge in teaching and learning for health professions educators, so this degree can assist in advancing your career long-term as well.
Becoming the education leader within your health system will impact not only the future of the healthcare professionals you mentor but also of the patients and organization. Earning your master’s in HPE can also increase your potential earnings. Many graduates become postsecondary health specialties instructors, which have an average annual salary of $124,890 (bls.gov).
Other occupation opportunities include, but not limited to:
|Application Deadline||Term||Start Date|
|August 1||Fall I||August|
|September 10||Fall II||October|
|December 10||Spring I||January|
|February 10||Spring II||March|
Note: Admissions are on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance, and enroll before the term begins. Although admissions are granted for a specific term up to the day classes start, we recommend you submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.
GRE test scores are not required.
Note: Electronic transcripts are only accepted directly from the institution(s). Please have electronic transcripts sent to email@example.com.
The online MSHPE program is a 33-credit hour (11 course) program that incorporates 15 credit hours of core health professions education courses, 9 credit hours of higher education courses, 6 credit hours of electives, and 1 exit requirement.
|Health Professions Education Core||15|
|LEAD 607 Principles of Educational Leadership||3|
|LEAD 665 Foundations of Health Professions Education||3|
|LEAD 675 Teaching & Learning in Health Professions Education||3|
|LEAD 676 Instructional Strategies in Health Professions Education||3|
|LEAD 685 Evidence-based Practice in Health Professions Education (HPE Capstone)||3|
|LEAD 666 Program Development & Assessment in Higher Education||3|
|LEAD 694 Diversity in Higher Education||3|
LEAD 661 Adult & Organizational Learning
OR LEAD 681 Philosophy of Higher Education
|Electives & Exit Requirement||9|
|Electives (course options listed below)||6|
|LEAD 697 Professional Project in Higher Education Exit Requirement||3|
|Total Credit Hours Required in Program||33|
|LEAD 600 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics||3|
|LEAD 661 Adult & Organizational Learning (if not taken in the Core)||3|
|LEAD 668 Academic Advising||3|
|LEAD 670 Instructional Strategies||3|
|LEAD 678 American College and University||3|
|LEAD 681 Philosophy of Higher Education (if not taken in the Core)||3|
|LEAD 683 College Teaching||3|
|LEAD 687 Education Policy and Equity||3|