I’m interested in your MS in Health Professions Education, but have a pretty busy life right now! What is your quick "elevator pitch" for someone like me?
This is a mostly online program designed for those who want to advance their knowledge, skills and careers as educators in the health professions. The carefully designed, project-based curriculum is intended to be both flexible in its design—providing a variety of combinations of online learning and webinars, brief face-to-face onsite intensives, and Harvard Macy Institute and Center for Medical Simulation in-person intensives—and flexible in the amount of time available to complete the program.
What is the time commitment required for the program in terms of number of hours per week?
Most of our scholars continue to work full time while completing their certificate, and many have young families or other responsibilities. The weekly work effort expectation varies depending on the course and one’s familiarity with its content and literature. Learning about a concept for the first time will take longer than reading about one with which the student is already familiar. Having said that, most people dedicate 3-6 hours per week for each three-credit course. Those who can protect dedicated time each week for their studies are more successful.
How much does the program cost?
Please see our HPEd Costs and Funding page and the MGH Institute's main tuition and fees page. Also, remember to factor in other costs such as travel, books and supplies, computer hardware and software, etc. We can help you estimate costs for your financial planning, so just let us know how we can help if you have further questions.
Are there prerequisites or other requirements?
Prospective applicants should be credentialed health professionals and hold at least a Bachelors degree.
How do I apply? And what is the deadline for Spring 2017?
Please visit our application requirements page for more information on how to apply. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis for our January 2017 cohort, with review beginning November 15, 2016. We will continue to accept and process applications beyond November 15 on a space available basis.
What if I have more questions?
You can contact us at any time. We answer questions from students every day and are more than happy to assist you via email or phone (617) 724-6362. Please let us know how we can help you!