MS in Health Sciences Education

The new Health Sciences Education (HSE) program provides a wide range of practical training for health sciences educators in the principles of education and teaching applicable to their specific health sciences discipline. HSE is offered through the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS), in collaboration with the School of Education (SED).

Welcome from the Director of the Program

Program Overview

The HSE program aims to develop expertise in teaching and education, specifically in Health Sciences professions. The program prepares students to emerge as leaders in education in their health sciences field. Students develop advanced skills in curriculum development, classroom and clinical teaching, student and program evaluation and how to evaluate and apply the best available evidence to inform their educational practices.

Learn more about the MS in Health Sciences Education.

Learning Objectives include:

  • Curriculum development in health sciences education
  • Teaching methods in health sciences education
  • Evaluation and assessment of health sciences students and educational programs
  • Research in health sciences education

Curriculum Overview:

  • Program offers both a certificate and masters degree, which can be completed in one year or several years
  • The certificate program requires 16 credits of courses and the masters program requires 32 credits of core courses and electives chosen by the student
  • An individualized practicum under a faculty mentor allow students to gain experience in their chosen discipline

Learn more about the HSE curriculum.

Admissions

All applicants must already have completed a degree in a health sciences discipline.

  • Individuals with a terminal degree (MD, PhD, DO, etc.)  may apply to either the Certificate or Masters program with no previous work experience.
  • Individuals with a Masters degree in a health sciences discipline must have one year of work experience in the health sciences discipline to apply to the Masters program but no work experience is required to apply to the Certificate program.
  • Individuals with a Bachelors degree in a health sciences discipline must have a minimum of three years work experience in your health sciences discipline to apply to the Masters program and two years of work experience to apply to the Certificate program.

Learn more about requirements for application to the HSE programs.

Learn more about general GMS admissions.

Apply Now

Contact:

Jeff Markuns, MD, EdM
Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
jmarkuns@bu.edugmsinfo@bu.edu

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