Health Professions Education (MS)

Admission Requirements

The required credentials for admission include:

  • Admission to Graduate School
  1. Complete the online application to the Graduate School.
  2. Unconditional admission requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 for all coursework taken at the undergraduate and/or graduate degree-granting institution; or a terminal professional degree (e.g., MD, DO, DMD, DNP, PhD, EdD).
    • Applicants with a GPA less than 2.5 at the undergraduate/graduate level may inquiry about conditional admission
  3. Only official degree-bearing transcripts must be submitted by the applicant using appropriate methods (e.g., Parchment or National Clearinghouse) or be on file in the Office of Faculty Affairs (for applicants internal to UofL) when applying. Applicants should submit their most senior degree earned or that they are in the progress of earning.
  4. International applicants with transcripts that are not in English, in addition to submitting official copies of native language records, must also submit a notarized, verbatim translation in English prepared by an appropriate university or government official. The records must show both the degree granted and all coursework taken during the course of study. Applicants who are submitting transcripts from outside the United States must verify their records by submitting them to one of the following organizations: World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), and other NACES approved evaluators found here
  5. Students for whom English is not their primary language must show English language proficiency by successfully completing one of the following:
  6. Current Resume/CV
  7. Personal goal statement written by the applicant that is a clear, substantive description of your goals within health professions education (approx. 1-2 pages)
  8. Two letters of recommendation

Degree Requirements

HPE Core 1
LEAD 607Principles of Educational Leadership3
LEAD 650Evaluation & Assessment in Health Professions Education3
LEAD 665Foundations of Health Professions Education3
LEAD 675Teaching and Learning in Health Professions Education3
LEAD 676Instructional Strategies in Health Professions Education3
LEAD 685Evidence-based Practice in HPE3
Education Core
LEAD 666Program Development & Assessment in Higher Education3
or LEAD 600 Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics
LEAD 694Diversity in Higher Education3
HPE Core + Ed Core
Electives* Choose 6 hours from approved list6
Exit Requirement
LEAD 697Organizational Improvement in Higher Education3
Minimum Total Hours33

1 Mid-Point Assessment:  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA (no grade less than a "B") in HPE specific courses to remain in the program.

Approved Electives
LEAD 600Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics3
LEAD 601Applied Statistics3
LEAD 602Survey Research and Attitude Measurement3
LEAD 660Diversity and Inclusion3
LEAD 661Adult & Organizational Learning3
LEAD 668Academic Advising3
LEAD 670Instructional Strategies3
LEAD 678American College and University3
LEAD 681The Philosophy of Higher Education3
LEAD 683College Teaching3
LEAD 687Education Policy & Equity3

Exit Assessment:  A minimum of 33 credit hours with an overall grade point average of 3.0, and no more than two grades of C.