Application Deadline July 15, 2024
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Prerequisites to Apply

Applicants are required to hold an advanced degree (master’s or higher) in the health professions or a related field from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. All degrees and coursework at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (including incomplete programs of study and/or programs still in progress) must reflect a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Education in the Health Professions
Application Deadline July 15, 2024
Application Requirements
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Essay: A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
Interview: Interview is required. Applicants who meet admission requirements will participate in an interview (in-person, online, or phone) to ensure that their goals align with the goals of the program prior to an offer of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change for ensuing academic years and will be updated on the School of Education website accordingly.

Tuition and Fees Information

More Information

Office of Admissions
Office of Admissions Toll-free
Margaret (Maggie) Shamer, Academic Program Administrator
Johns Hopkins School of Education
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

What to Expect

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Education in the Health Professions is to globally transform education in the health professions through the effective interprofessional preparation of its future leaders and change agents.


The goals for the MEHP program are to:

  • Develop exemplary interprofessional educators for the health professions who effectively integrate adult learning theory, evidence-based teaching and curriculum development, reflective practice, hypothesis-driven approach to instruction, appropriate technologies, and assessment into their practice and who share their discoveries
  • Prepare competent researchers of health professionals’ education who design studies based on sound educational research methodology, implement them appropriately, analyze results and apply findings, and prepare their work as publishable papers
  • Prepare effective educational leaders for the health professions who demonstrate effective management and leadership of educational programming, create appropriate professional development opportunities, advocate for interprofessional collaboration, mentor and evaluate performance, secure support for education of health professionals, lead education-related change initiatives, and share their discoveries

Student Outcomes

Graduates of this program are exemplary teachers who:

  • Apply evidence-based strategies and methodologies to teach in a variety of settings
  • Know how to use the assessment of learner needs in order to differentiate instruction
  • Provide interdisciplinary learning experiences
  • Incorporate their knowledge of standards and standards-based instructional approaches to teaching
  • Know collaborative and clinical teaching models
  • Demonstrate multiple approaches to assessing student learning achievement
  • Effectively integrate technology into instruction
  • Demonstrate understanding of adult learning principles, theory, and development
  • Function as reflective practitioners
  • Know how to design, implement, and evaluate curriculum
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity in teaching
  • Advise students effectively

Are effective researchers who:

  • Interpret educational research and use it to inform decisions regarding teaching and learning
  • Design educational research studies and implement the components, including seeking IRB approval
  • Analyze data using appropriate educational statistics
  • Design educational research studies to provide empirical evidence on the effectiveness of knowledge transfer
  • Analyze empirical data to support the theories of effective teaching and adult learning theory
  • Disseminate their findings and are sought out as experts

Are leaders in their respective disciplines who:

  • Mentor less-experienced professionals in their institution
  • Demonstrate the ability to build professional development opportunities and programs
  • Evaluate professional development programs
  • Are effective change agents in their organizations
  • Demonstrate a commitment to interprofessional education
  • Appreciate the contributions of various health professions
  • Demonstrate negotiation skills

What is health professions education?

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Health professions education is a field of study focused on training and developing healthcare professionals.

Health professions education refers to the field of study and practice focused on training and developing healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other allied health personnel. It involves designing and implementing effective educational programs, curricula, and teaching methodologies to prepare healthcare providers for their roles in clinical practice, research, and patient care.

How much does a master's degree in education cost?

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The cost of a master's degree in education depends on a few factors.

The total cost of a master's degree can vary significantly depending on factors such as the institution, program duration, location, and whether your classes are online or on campus. On average, tuition for a master's in education ranges from $10,000 to $50,000, or more. At the Johns Hopkins School of Education, resources for financial aid, loans, scholarships, and other sources of funding are available to help you navigate your finances.

What can you do with a master's in health education?

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With a Master of Education in the Health Professions, you can pursue a variety of career paths.

With a Master of Education in the Health Professions from the Johns Hopkins School of Education, you can pursue a variety of career paths in the fields of public health and health promotion such as health educator, community health program coordinator, public health specialist, health promotion specialist, or wellness program manager.

What are four benefits of continuing education for healthcare professionals?

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There are many benefits of continuing education for healthcare professionals.

Continuing education for healthcare professionals offers several benefits, including staying updated with the latest advancements and research in their field, maintaining licensure and certifications, improving patient care and outcomes through enhanced skills, and opening opportunities for career advancement and specialization.

International Applicants

This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students. Academic transcripts for degrees conferred by non-U.S. institutions are required to be evaluated for their equivalence to similar degrees earned in the U.S. — see credential evaluations. Physicians who have completed ECFMG certification may submit a copy of the ECFMG certificate in lieu of the course-by-course evaluation to satisfy this requirement for their medical degree.

International Student Admissions

Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements or information.

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