Health Professions Education

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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In keeping with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences's mission, the Graduate Programs in Health Professions Education  are designed to be the premier provider of health professions education for the Military Health System.


Through leadership in teaching, research, and scholarship, the Graduate Programs in HPE provide direct benefit to the uniformed services and other federal agencies by producing a cadre of leaders with expertise in the field of health professions education.

The overarching goal of the Graduate Programs at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is to educate practitioners who will serve as academic leaders (e.g., deans, program directors, department heads) and will contribute to the continuous advancement of health professions education and research. Graduates of the program are uniquely situated to take major leadership roles within the MHS.

Interested candidates have three different program options:

  • Foundations in Health Professions Education (FHPE). The FHPE is a certificate program designed to be a stepping stone toward the MHPE or PhD in HPE. 
  • Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE). The MHPE program is the cornerstone of the Graduate Programs in HPE; it provides broad scholarly experience in the theory and practice of HPE by providing learners with the opportunity to participate in a series of formal courses, conduct original research, and obtain practical experiences to further enhance their leadership and educator skills. 
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Professions Education (PhD in HPE). The PhD in HPE is the highest academic degree one can attain at the University; it is meant to serve those select students who desire to be at the forefront of the scholarship, leadership, and teaching of health professions students and residents. Although a master’s degree (e.g., MHPE, MPH, MEd, or MS degree) is not a prerequisite for the PhD in HPE, it is highly desirable. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership Roles in HPE                                                        
  • Philosophies of Science                                                                   
  • Principles of Instruction in Clinical Education                                  
  • Quantitative Research Methods in HPE                                
  • Principles of Online Instruction                                                           
  • Qualitative Research Methods in HPE                   

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must be a commissioned officer or service sponsored civilian in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy or Public Health Service with an earned Bachelor's or Master's Degree with a concentration in Nursing
  • Three letters of recommendation with unconditional endorsements of the applicant for admission
  • Evidence-based writing requirement using APA format
  • Current unrestricted nursing license
  • Original transcripts
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  • Current CNOR Certification

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Tuition and fees are waived for students.


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Health Professions Education
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences