M.S. in Health Professions Education (high residency option) HP3

(as of 04/25/2018)

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the HP3 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • Optional Advanced Certificate in Program Evaluation [EV1] (6 Additional Credits)

Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 30 credits. The detailed M.S. in Health Professions Education (high residency option) HP3 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed program plan for M.S. in Health Professions Education (high residency option) HP3

Non-required Additional Course   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields to be transferred in or completed at the Warner School prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor (no online or blended courses allowed).

Masters' Core   
ED406 Master's Research Methods
ED437 Diversity and Equity in Higher Education
or EDE436 Diversity and Equity in Education

Specialization Courses   
EDU580 Foundations of Health Professions Education
EDU497 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Health Care Settings
EDU581 Clinical Teaching in Health Care Professions Education: Teaching and Instructional Methods


15 additional credits of graduate coursework, to be selected with the approval of an advisor (no online or blended courses allowed). Options include but are not limited to:
ED483 Communication and Counseling Skills for Teachers, Administrators, and Other Helping Professionals
EDU455 Policy and Practice in Developmental Differences
ED436 How Universities Work
EDE451 Organizational Theory: Theoretical Traditions, Future Directions
EDE479 Assessment, Accreditation and Accountability in Higher Education
EDU576 Contemporary Issues in Higher Education
ED520 Program Evaluation
ED475 Leadership and Management in Higher Education
EDU492 Governance, Policy, and Administration of Higher Education
EDE404 Basics in Applied Quantitative Analysis
ED432 Professional Writing and Communications
EDE481 Practical Knowledge and Skills for Research in Health and Education
ED466 Leading Change
EDE450 Applied Leadership


1. This version of our M.S. in Health Professions Education has been designed for students who have restrictions on the number of online credits they are allowed to take. With the exception of two required blended courses (EDU580 and EDU581), all other courses should be taken in the traditional face-to-face format. Exceptions will only be allowed with prior written permission from an advisor, after verifying a student's specific restrictions.

2. It is desirable, but not required, to take the three specialization courses - EDU580, EDU497 and EDU581 - in the same year, so as to benefit from participating in a cohort experience.

3. By choosing electives appropriately, students can reduce the number of additional credits required to complete an optional Advanced Certificate as an enhancement to this degree. If interested, be sure to discuss options with your advisor early in your program. Please note that Practicum experiences are not considered coursework by New York State, and therefore cannot be substituted for an elective but rather will need to be taken above and beyond the 30 credits of coursework required for this program.