12 months
61050 USD/year
61050 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MS in Health Professions Education program at Boston University is an online program designed for students who are interested in building their teaching and educational skills in a medical, biomedical, or health professions field.


Key facts

The goal of the Health Professions Education master’s and certificate programs at Boston University is to prepare educators in the health professions who can:

  • Design and implement innovative curricula and educational programs for learners within the health professions.
  • Demonstrate skills in a variety of classroom-based and clinical teaching methods and apply these to actively engage and support learners in a range of health professions settings.
  • Prepare, deliver, and analyze evaluations of health professions students and educational programs.
  • Provide mentorship and leadership for both educational programs and initiatives within the health professions.
  • Evaluate, synthesize, and apply educational research in various health professions educational settings.
  • Model and facilitate lifelong learning.

This program will prepare students to emerge as leaders in education in their health professions field. Students will be capable of preparing novel health professions curricula specific to local needs, including competency-based goals and objectives, innovative and proven teaching methods, and a variety of evaluations of measurable and meaningful learning outcomes. Graduates will also be capable of offering local expertise and mentorship in both classroom and clinical teaching.

The program is a 32-credit Master of Science degree that includes a 16-credit certificate program. Master’s students have the option of completing the program in one year as a full-time student, or in two to three years as a part-time student. The master’s and certificate programs are open to applicants who have already completed a degree sufficient for clinical or academic employment within a health professions field (e.g., bachelor’s degree from a nursing, physician assistant, or other clinical discipline, master’s or doctorate in a health professions field, MD, DO, etc).

This master’s program is designed to allow students to tailor their learning to meet their own needs and career trajectory. Students will take core classes at the Boston University School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) and at the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Electives are also available through additional schools within Boston University, depending on the student’s interests. Master’s students will hone and target their skills through their practicum focused on an area of health professions education that is most relevant to their current or intended future careers. Students can choose a teaching-based, curriculum-based, or evaluation/research-based practicum. Practica will vary depending on the individual student’s needs and interests and include experiences such as clinical teaching, classroom teaching, simulation, curriculum development, instructional design, program evaluation, and educational research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis and Design of Curriculum
  • Basic Principles for Curriculum Design and Teaching
  • Principles of Health Professions Education 
  • Fundamentals of Learning and Teaching Modalities in Health Professions Education
  • Intro to Research Methods in Health Professions Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Application Forms
  • Prerequisite Courses
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • MCAT Test
  • CASPer Test
  • Transcripts
  • International Student Data Form
  • A copy of the biographical page of your passport
  • Copies of all of your immigration documents if you are currently in the U.S.
  • Required financial documentation demonstrating your ability to pay for your expenses at Boston University

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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