Master of Health Professions Education

Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

  • Baccalaureate Field Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree or an advanced professional degree in a health professions discipline.
  • Other Requirements At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study.
  • Tests Required None.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • TOEFL The TOEFL score cannot be more than two years old. UIC’s Institutional Code is 1851. 550 (paper-based); 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based), OR,
    • IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores, OR,
    • PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required.
  • Personal Statement Required. The statement should address the applicant’s background, experience, and professional goals.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must complete the following program requirements:

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 32.
  • Course Work
Required Courses
Scholarship in Health Professions Education
Instruction and Assessment for Health Professionals
Curriculum Planning and Program Evaluation for Health Professionals
Leadership in Health Professions Education
Introduction to Health Professions Education: Leadership, Scholarship, and Current Issues
Four semester hours in a content area related to the thesis.
  • Comprehensive Examination None.
  • Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options: Thesis. No other options available.
    • Thesis: Students must earn at least 6 semester hours in MHPE 598; no more than 10 semester hours of MHPE 598 can be applied to the degree.

Interdepartmental Concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies

Students earning an MHPE degree in the Department of Medical Education may complement their courses by enrolling in a concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies after consulting with the director of graduate studies. See Gender and Women’s Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for more information.