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 for applicants internal to UofL whose transcripts are on file in the Office of Faculty Affairs, we will accept copies of transcripts in lieu of originals 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. One letter of recommendation

Degree Requirements

HPE Core 1
HPE 650Evaluation & Assessment in Health Professions Education3
HPE 658Principles of Educational Leadership3
HPE 665Teaching and Learning in Health Professions Education3
HPE 675Program Development in Health Professions Education3
HPE 676Instructional Strategies in Health Professions Education3
HPE 685Evidence Based Practice in Health Professions Education 3
HPE 694Diversity in Health Professions Education3
Approved Electives9
HPE 697Organizational Improvement in Health Professions Education 3
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
HPE 654Well-Being in Health Professions Education3
HPE 660Simulation in Health Professions Education3
HPE 667Advanced Leadership I 3
HPE 668Advanced Leadership II3
HPE 670Effective Feedback Strategies in Health Professions Education3
HPE 680Interprofessional Education in the Health Professions3
HPE 682Legal, Regulations and Accreditation in Health Professions Education 3
HPE 686Applied Statistics for Health Professions Education 3
HPE 687Survey Design for Health Professions Education3
HPE 688Qualitative Data Analysis for Health Professions Education 3
HPE 689Scholarly Writing in Health Professions Education3
HPE 690Independent Study in Health Professions Education3-6

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.