The future of healthcare education starts here.


The Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MS-HPE) is a two-year, part-time executive program through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Our master's program is tailored for educators, clinicians and healthcare professionals who aspire to make a significant impact on the way healthcare is taught and practiced. The MS-HPE provides a challenging environment for learning and discovery with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion and technology. The in-person residencies, which cover topics such as mastery learning and implementation science, offer students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge areas and develop new skills.

All students complete intensive formal training in curriculum development, assessment and diversity, equity and inclusivity. MS-HPE students will also complete a capstone project with mentoring by program faculty.

Education for health professions has changed over the past decade as educational scholarship has developed, technology has rapidly evolved and the need for equity and inclusion has been recognized. This program will give health profession educators the tools to be leaders in this new environment."

Karen Mangold, MD, MEd
Program Director, MS-HPE

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With successful completion of the Masters in Health Professions Education program, graduates should be able to:

Employ newly gained expertise in healthcare education and scholarship.
Enhance teaching practices using innovative technology.
Foster inclusive and culturally competent learning environments.

What is MS-HPE?

The program is offered in a hybrid format and is committed to flexibility in order to address the unique goals of our students. Eight core courses will be offered online to accommodate students from diverse geographies and those with clinical or other full-time obligations. 

Most course material is accessible remotely — all students in a cohort convene for in-person coursework four times during the program. During these on-campus periods, students spend four days participating in class sessions, engaging with instructors and classmates and developing their capstone project. 

Who is the program for?

We welcome students from a variety of clinical backgrounds, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists and prosthetic and orthotics clinicians. 

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See a list of the program's eight required courses, offered in a hybrid format, with most course material remotely accessible.

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