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Master of Health Sciences

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Format: Part time

Alumni Scholarship Eligible

As a health sciences educator, you have the power to help shape future of healthcare. This program builds on your bachelor’s degree and credentials as a health professional, so you can pursue or advance your career in academic health sciences.

This part-time program is offered entirely online, giving you the flexibility to continue to work, and can be completed in approximately two years. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from a rich variety of health professionals whose backgrounds offer a wide range of voices and perspectives for a truly diverse experience. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to promote excellence in teaching and learning, translate theory and novel strategies to the learning environment, expand the evidence base in health professions education, and link education, research, and practice in transforming systems of healthcare.

Learn more about the Master of Health Sciences program. 

  • An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Experience, interest or current employment in healthcare
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 is preferred
HSC 710 Health Professions Education Across the Higher Education Spectrum
HSC 715 Educator Competencies
HSC 718 Qualities and Characteristics of Leadership  3
HSC 782 Principles and Theories of Teaching and Learning
HSC 784 Curriculum and Course Design
HSC 786 Assessment and Evaluation of Teaching and Learning  3
HSC 805 Literature Review and Focused Research
HSC 849 Evidence-Based Practice  3
  Graduate Elective
HSC 732  Independent Research


Our students learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields and are committed to the success of each student. See the full list of the School of Healthcare Business faculty.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Analyze and appraise the health sciences discipline in the context of higher education, health professions, and teaching and learning;
  • Design curricula incorporating applicable educational models and learning theories on higher education for healthcare programs;
  • Examine and design tools for leadership of healthcare departments and/or health professions organizations;
  • Evaluate and apply research theories and ethical practices critical to the application of advanced healthcare practice; and
  • Demonstrate development of skills and expertise in health policy, health communication, and/or global health to advance healthcare.
Online tuition is calculated at a cost-per-credit rate based on the program you choose and the number of credits for which you register. Learn more about Online tuition and fees here.

Alumni Scholarship Program Offers Tuition Discount

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MCPHS graduates receive a 50% tuition discount toward one of seven master’s degrees, including the Master of Health Sciences.

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