Health Professions Education
Department of Medical Education (MC 591)
808 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7309
Campus Location: 986 CME
Program Code: 20FS1306MHPE; 20FS1306MHPU (Online program)
Telephone: (312) 996-3590
Web Site: http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/departments___programs/
Head of the Department: Ilene Harris
Director of Graduate Studies: Ilene Harris
The Department of Medical Education offers a program of studies leading to the Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree. The purpose of the MHPE program is to provide the training necessary to produce effective leaders and scholars in health professions education. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary offerings are available on topics related to management and leadership in health professions education, scholarship methods, curriculum, instruction, competence assessment, program evaluation, quality assessment, primary care education, clinical decision making, and medical humanities and ethics. The Interdepartmental Concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies is available to students in this program.
Applicants are considered on an individual basis. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:
- Baccalaureate Field Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree or an advanced professional degree in a health professions discipline.
- Other Requirements At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study.
- Tests Required None.
- Minimum English Competency Test Score
- TOEFL The TOEFL score cannot be more than two years old. UIC’s Institutional Code is 1851. 550 (paper-based); 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based), OR,
- IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores.
- Letters of Recommendation Three required.
- Personal Statement Required. The statement should address the applicant’s background, experience and professional goals.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must complete the following program requirements:
- Minimum Semester Hours Required 32.
- Course Work Required Courses: MHPE 501, 502, 503, 504, and 505. Students must also take 4 semester hours in a content area related to their thesis.
- Comprehensive Examination None.
- Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options: Thesis. No other options available.
- Thesis: Students must earn at least 6 semester hours in MHPE 598; no more than 10 semester hours of MHPE 598 can be applied to the degree.
Interdepartmental Concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies
Students earning an MHPE degree in the Department of Medical Education may complement their courses by enrolling in a concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies after consulting with the director of graduate studies. See Gender and Women’s Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for more information.