The PhD in Health Professions Education at the MGH Institute prepares students to become health professions educators, scholars, and leaders to make contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning. The PhD program incorporates and builds on the existing Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MS-HPEd) by providing additional part-time (or full-time) blended learning for the achievement of a research-based PhD degree.
The PhD in Health Professions Education was approved by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education in June 2019. The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) approved the PhD in Health Professions Education at its September 2019 meeting.
The Priority Application Deadline for both tracks is February 1, 2020. The Admissions Committee will continue to review applications until the Fall 2020 class is filled.
Applicants may apply for the PhD through two tracks for the Fall 2020 application cycle:
1. Post MS-HPEd PhD: 33 credits*
*Applicants who have a master’s level degree in health professions education from other institutions should apply through this track and include materials related to completed courses so that they may be applied toward the PhD.
2. Combined MS-HPEd and PhD: 66 credit**
**Applicants who have very similar master's degrees or higher, should apply through this track. Some MS courses may be waived, and in other cases courses will not be waived.
For either track each individual case will be considered on its own merits for this first entering class. Over time, we will be able to provide subsequent cohorts of applicants more specific information.
Application and Fee
All applicants are asked to submit a completed online application form along with the non-refundable $100 application fee.