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Master’s Programs in Health Professions Education

As the number of master’s programs in health professions education increases globally and interest in these programs also increases, FAIMER has sought to meet the need for a centralized, readily available source of program information.

Below is a list of master’s programs around the world for health professions educators. This list has been adapted from a list originally developed and provided by Ara Tekian, Ph.D., M.H.P.E., Professor and Director of International Affairs in the Department of Medical Education, and Associate Dean for the Office of International Education, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, and Ilene B. Harris, Ph.D., Professor, Head, and Director of Graduate Studies in Health Professions Education Leadership, Department of Medical Education, and Director of the M.H.P.E. Program, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. The list is the result of their research, originally published in the January 2012 issue of Medical Teacher.

The list will be updated as new information is received.

Please write to inquiry@faimer.org with questions, suggestions, or additions to the list.

Country Institution Program
Country Argentina Institution Instituto Universitario del Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires*** Program Maestría en Educaciôn para los Profesionales de la Salud
Country Australia Institution Flinders University*** Program Master of Clinical Education
Country Australia Institution James Cook University, Townsville* Program Master of Health Professional Education
Country Australia Institution Monash University*** Program Master of Health Professional Education
Country Australia Institution University of Melbourne* Program Master of Clinical Education
Country Australia Institution University of Melbourne and The Royal Australian College of Surgeons** Program Master of Surgical Education
Country Australia Institution University of New South Wales*** Program Master of Health Professions Education
Country Australia Institution University of Notre Dame** Program Master of Health Professional Education
Country Australia Institution University of Western Australia Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences*** Program Master of Health Professions Education (coursework and dissertation)
Master of Health Professions Education (thesis and coursework)
Country Austria Institution Danube University Krems*** Program Master of Medical Education
Country Bangladesh Institution Centre for Medical Education* Program Master in Medical Education
Country Canada Institution Dalhousie University Division of Medical Education / Acadia University School of Education*** Program Master of Education in Curriculum Studies for Health Interprofessionals
Country Canada Institution McGill University Centre for Medical Education* Program Master of Arts in Educational Psychology (Health Professions Stream)
Country Canada Institution McMaster University*** Program Master of Science in Health Science Education
Country Canada Institution University of Alberta*** Program Master of Education in Health Sciences Education
Country Canada Institution University of Calgary* Program Master of Science in Medical Education
Country Canada Institution University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine* Program Masters in Education
Country Canada Institution University of Ottawa Faculty of Education*** Program Masters in Education with concentration in Health Professions Education
Country Canada Institution University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health*** Program Master of Science in Community Health: Health Practitioner Teacher Education
Country Canada Institution University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education*** Program Master of Education in Health Professional Education
Country Canada Institution Western University Faculty of Health Sciences*** Program Master of Science in Health Professions Education
Country Chile Institution Universidad de Chile Facultad de Medicina# Program Magíster de Educación en Ciencias de la Salud
Country Chile Institution Universidad de Concepción*** Program Magíster en Educación Médica para Ciencias de la Salud
Country Cuba Institution University of Medical Sciences of Holguín*** Program Master in Medical Education
Country Egypt Institution Suez Canal University, Egypt / Maastricht University, Netherlands*** Program Joint Master of Health Professions Education
Country Germany Institution Charité University* Program Master’s in Health Professions Education
Country Germany Institution University of Heidelberg* Program Master of Medical Education
Country Hong Kong Institution The University of Hong Kong*** Program Master of Education in HPE
Country Indonesia Institution Gadjah Mada University# Program Masters in Medical Education
Country Indonesia Institution Universitas Indonesia* Program Master in Medical Education
Country Iran Institution Isfahan University of Medical Sciences* Program Masters in Medical Education
Country Iran Institution Kerman University of Medical Sciences* Program Masters in Medical Education
Country Iran Institution Mashhad University of Medical Sciences* Program Masters in Medical Education
Country Iran Institution Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences* Program Masters in Medical Education
Country Iran Institution Shiraz University of Medical Sciences* Program Masters in Medical Education
Country Iran Institution Tabriz University of Medical Sciences* Program Masters in Medical Education
Country Iran Institution Tehran University of Medical Sciences* Program Masters in Medical Education
Country Ireland Institution National University of Ireland, Galway*** Program Masters of Health Sciences (Clinical Education)
Country Ireland Institution University of Limerick*** Program Masters in Health Professions Education
Country Italy Institution University Ambrosiana*** Program Master of Science in Medical Education
Country Kenya Institution Moi University College of Health Sciences* Program Master of Science in Medical Education
Country Malaysia Institution University Kebangsaan Malaysia# Program Master in Medical Education
Country Malaysia Institution University of Malaya*** Program Master of Medical Education
Country Malaysia Institution University Sains Malaysia*** Program Master of Science - Medical Education
Country Mexico Institution Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Facultad de Medicina* Program Masters in Medical Education
Country Netherlands Institution Maastricht University School of Health Professions Education*** Program Master of Health Professions Education
Country New Zealand Institution University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences* Program Master of Clinical Education (MClinEd)
Country Pakistan Institution Aga Khan University* Program Master of Health Professions Education
Country Pakistan Institution Dow University of Health Sciences*** Program Masters in Health Profession Education
Country Pakistan Institution Khyber Medical University Institute of Health Professions Education* Program Masters of Health Professions Education
Country Pakistan Institution Riphah University, Islamabad* Program Master of Health Professions Education
Country Pakistan Institution University of Health Sciences, Lahore*** Program Masters in Health Professions Education
Country Pakistan Institution University of Lahore, Lahore* Program Master in Health Professions Education
Country Peru Institution Universidad César Vallejo*** Program Maestría en Educación Médica
Country Philippines Institution Davao Medical School Foundation* Program Master in Health Professionals Education
Country Philippines Institution University of the Philippines Manila* Program Master in Health Professions Education
Country Saudi Arabia Institution King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences* Program Masters of Medical Education
Country South Africa Institution Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences*** Program Master of Philosophy in Health Professions Education
Country South Africa Institution University of Cape Town, Faculty of Health Sciences*** Program Master of Philosophy in Health Sciences Education
Country South Africa Institution University of the Free State Faculty of Health Sciences* Program Magister in Health Professions Education
Country Sudan Institution University of Gezira*** Program Masters in Health Professions Education
Country Sweden Institution Karolinska Institutet*** Program Master’s Programme in Medical Education
Country Switzerland Institution University of Bern* Program Master of Medical Education
Country Taiwan Institution National Taiwan University* Program Master of Medical Education and Bioethics
Thailand Institution Chulalongkorn University Program Master of Sciences in Health Development
Country Thailand Institution Naresuan University Faculty of Medicine* Program Master of Science in Health Science Education
Country Turkey Institution Akdeniz University* Program Master of Science in Medical Education
Country Turkey Institution Ankara University Graduate School of Health Sciences* Program Master of Science in Medical Education
Country Turkey Institution Dokuz Eylül University Institute of Health Sciences* Program Master of Science in Medical Education
Country Turkey Institution Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences* Program Master of Science in Medical Education
Country United Arab Emirates Institution Gulf Medical University / FAIMER*** Program Masters in Health Professions Education
Country United Arab Emirates Institution Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Institute of Leadership / University of Sharjah*** Program Master of Science in Leadership in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Anglia Ruskin University*** Program Masters in Medical and Healthcare Education
Country CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Cardiff University** Program Master of Science in Medical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution De Montfort University, Leicester*** Program MA in Medical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Edge Hill University*** Program Master of Arts in Clinical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Hull York Medical School*** Program Masters in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Imperial College London*** Program Master of Education in Surgical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Institute of Education, University of London* Program Clinical Education Master of Arts
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Keele University***

Keele University / FAIMER***
Program Masters of Medical Education

Master’s in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution King’s College London* Program Masters in Clinical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Newcastle University School of Medical Sciences Education Development*** Program Masters in Clinical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Oxford Brookes University*** Program MSc in Higher Professional Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Plymouth University*** Program Masters in Clinical Education (MClinEd)
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Royal College of Physicians*** Program Master of Science in Medical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Royal Veterinary College, University of London*** Program Masters in Veterinary Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Sheffield Hallam University*** Program Master of Science in Healthcare Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Swansea University* Program MA in Education for the Health Professions
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Swansea University* Program M.Res. in Education for the Health Professions
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Staffordshire University Faculty of Health** Program Master of Science in Medical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University College London Program Masters in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Bedfordshire* Program Master of Arts Medical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Bristol Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry*** Program Master of Science in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Dundee*** Program Masters Degree in Medical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of East Anglia Schools of Allied Health Professions, Medicine, Health Policy and Practice and Nursing and Midwifery* Program Masters in Clinical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Edinburgh** Program Master of Science Clinical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Essex*** Program MSc in Medical and Clinical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Glasgow*** Program Masters Degree in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Hertfordshire School of Life and Medical Sciences*** Program Master of Health and Medical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Huddersfield*** Program Master of Science in Health Professional Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Leeds School of Education* Program Master of Education in Clinical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Liverpool Program Master of Philosophy in Medical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Nottingham*** Program Master of Medical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Manchester* Program MSc in Medical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution University of Winchester# Program Master of Arts Medical Education
CountryUnited KingdomInstitution Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick*** Program Masters in Medical Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center / University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services** Program Masters Degree in Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Cleveland Clinic / Cleveland State University*** Program Master of Adult Education and Development (emphasis on Health Professions Education)
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Duke University School of Medicine*** Program Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Eastern Virginia Medical School** Program Master of Medical and Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Excelsior College** Program Master of Science in Health Sciences (Health Professions Education)
CountryUnited StatesInstitution FAIMER / Gulf Medical University*** Program Masters in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution FAIMER / Keele University*** Program Master’s in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Fischler School of Education, Nova Southeastern University** Program Master of Science in Medical Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution George Washington University** Program Masters in Clinical Research Administration
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Harvard Medical School* Program Master’s in Medical Sciences
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Hofstra University** Program Master of Science in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Johns Hopkins University** Program Master of Education in the Health Professions
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)*** Program Master of Science in Medical Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Loma Linda University*** Program Master’s in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution MGH Institute of Health Professions*** Program Master of Science in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine / College of Education** Program Master of Arts in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution North Carolina State University* Program MS in Adult Education (specialization in Health Professions Education)
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science** Program Master of Science in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Rutgers School of Health Professions** Program Master of Science in Health Sciences, Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Texas A&M University*** Program Master of Science in Education for Healthcare Professionals
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences* Program Masters in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Houston College of Education*** Program Master’s of Education for Health Science Professionals
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Illinois at Chicago*** Program Master of Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education** Program Master of Education with a Concentration in Human Resource Development and an Emphasis in Health Profession Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Iowa* Program Master in Medical Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development / School of Medicine*** Program Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development (concentration in Health Professions Education)
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Michigan Medical School*** Program Master of Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine*** Program Master of Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Allied Health Professions** Program Master of Health Professions Teaching and Technology
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education*** Program Master of Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education* Program Masters of Science in Medical Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Rochester Warner School of Education* Program Master of Science in Health Professions Education
CountryUnited StatesInstitution University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine*** Program Master of Academic Medicine
CountryUnited StatesInstitution Western University of Health Sciences*** Program Master of Science in Health Sciences (Health Professions Education)

*face-to-face only, **distance/online only, ***both face-to-face and distance/online, #information not available

Source: Tekian A, Harris I. Preparing health professions education leaders worldwide: A description of masters-level programs. Medical Teacher. 2012;34(1):52-58.

Note: FAIMER is not an accrediting agency and listing of a program in this directory does not denote recognition, accreditation, or endorsement by FAIMER.

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