Medical Education (Curriculum and Instruction)

University of Cincinnati

M.Ed. Online
12 months
26644 USD/year
26644 USD/year
14902 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Medical Education (Curriculum and Instruction) offered by the University of Cincinnati is typically the advanced education of medical/dental/osteopathic students, residents, fellows, nurses, technicians, research staff, and others within a hospital or other healthcare or medical facility.


In a broader sense, it also includes the education of patients and their families within those same facilities. While it can also refer in some circumstances to the education of the public regarding specific health conditions or on health and healthy behaviors in general, it is not the same as the field of Public Health (and this degree does not address those needs as well as an MPH would).

The Medical Education (Curriculum and Instruction) program offered by the University of Cincinnati is designed to provide advanced training in teaching & learning and educational research skills to faculty, staff, and allied health professionals who are involved in precepting or teaching activities and/or medical education research so that they may improve their curricula and teaching methodologies as well as further the knowledge of the field.

The program is offered through a joint partnership of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH). The faculty at Cincinnati Children's Hopsital Medical Center comprise the entirety of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics. It is open to all fields and specialties.


In general, this program is for those who are (1) already working within healthcare, (2) currently in or just starting a career track in the medical education field, (3) in some type of a teaching institution, and (4) seeking to further their skills and knowledge and/or improve their curricula and programs. It is not a program for those with no experience in the field or looking to get into the field from outside of medicine or healthcare.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Field Experiences Practicum
  • Educational Research for Masters Students
  • Curriculum Development & Evaluation in Medical Education
  • Attitude Formation and Change in Medical Education
  • Human and Adult Learning in Medical Education
  • Application of Instructional Design and Technology in Medical Education
  • Master's Project: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Statistical Data Analysis I
  • Measurement and Assessment
  • Qualitative Research Methods I

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current involvement in medical education or just starting career track in medical education
  • Strong English reading and writing skills
  • Completion of the online Graduate School application, including application fee. Please see specific instructions on our website at
  • Your current CV or resume
  • An admission essay
  • Two (2) professional letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts of undergraduate, medical, and/or prior graduate work

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26644 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26644 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26644 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    14902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14902 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Medical Education (Curriculum and Instruction)
University of Cincinnati


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