Master in Health Professions Education

Program Overview

The Masters Degree in Health Professions Education (MHPE) provides an educational research foundation for teaching, assessment and leadership in health professions education. The MHPE curriculum is comprised of twelve courses which focus on the application of learning principles to educational practice. All courses emphasize an applied project based on students’ professional experiences. The educational portfolio serves as an integrative tool across courses and as a showcase for student accomplishments. The MHPE reflects a unique collaboration between the School of Education and the School of Medicine at UMKC, both nationally recognized for their innovation in teaching and learning.


  • Inter-professional–For all health education professionals
  • Educational research foundation–Evidence-based decision making
  • Application–Based on solving real instructional problems in health professions education
  • Professional Portfolio–Documents learning goals and accomplishments
  • Summer Health Professions Education Mini-Conference–Student-facilitated health professions education conference
  • Online and Blended–Most coursework is online with occasional in-class meetings

Plan of Study

Current Issues in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5530)
Principles and Methods of Research (EDRP 5508)
Teaching in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5560)
Assessment in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5550)
Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5522)
Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5580)
Advanced Educational Research in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5590)
Leadership and Administration in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5500)
Intermediate Statistics (EDRP 5555)
Teaching about Culture and Health (HPRE 5566)
Portfolio (EDRP 5590)
Special Topics: Summer Health Professions Education Mini-conference (EDRP 5589)