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Health Professions Education, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #616 (BCR) , MO,
The Masters of Health Professions Education (MHPE) provides an educational research foundation for teaching, assessment and leadership in health professions education. The MHPE curriculum is comprised of twelve courses which focus on the application of learning principles to educational practice.


All courses emphasize an applied project based on students’ professional experiences. The educational portfolio serves as an integrative tool across courses, and as a showcase for student accomplishments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Issues in Health Professions Education
  • Principles and Methods of Research
  • Teaching in Health Professions Education
  • Assessment in Health Professions Education
  • Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education
  • Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education
  • Advanced Educational Research in Health Professions Education
  • Leadership and Administration in Health Professions Education
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Teaching about Culture and Health
  • Special Topics: Summer Health Professions Education Mini-conference

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • UMKC General Application for Admission
  • UMKC Supplemental Application for Admission
  • International students should also review the information provided by the International Student Affairs Office.
  • Official college/university transcripts,
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable),
  • A one-page goal statement,
  • A résumé or CV,
  • One letter of recommendation (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17886 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6928 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Several types of financial aid and scholarships are available to Graduate and Professional students at UMKC. The primary source of funding is in the form of Loans. Graduate and Professional school scholarships are generally available from the department in which the student will be studying. Limited scholarship opportunities for graduate students may be available through the School of Graduate Studies and through the Currently-Enrolled Competitive Scholarship process in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Law students should refer to the School of Law website for information regarding scholarship opportunities available.Students who wish to receive financial assistance must be admitted to a degree-seeking program at UMKC and must enroll at least part-time (some types of financial aid require full-time enrollment).You will need to apply in order to receive financial aid or scholarships by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Remember that this application must be done on an annual basis. Be sure to follow-up with the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office to make sure you've turned in any requested documents after you have applied.Don't forget to look over the Basic Information section of our website to find out about deadlines, tips for applying and learn how Cost of Attendance affects your eligibility for financial aid. UMKC begins notifying students regarding the specific financial aid and scholarships they are eligible for starting in the Spring for each school year that begins in the Fall.If you're looking to find out how much it costs to attend UMKC, you can view current Tuition and Fee Schedules on the UMKC Cashiers Office website.

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