Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Online Ed.D. in Health Professions Education

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Program Details:

  • Credit Hours: 60
  • Courses in Program: 29
  • Cost Per Credit: $900
  • Transfer Credits Accepted: 12
  • Estimated Completion Time: Three years*

*This program must be completed within seven years.

Build on your clinical expertise and prepare to pass it on to a new generation with D’Youville Online’s flexible, affordable Ed.D. program specifically for healthcare education.

Build on your clinical expertise and prepare to pass it on to a new generation with D’Youville Online’s flexible, affordable Ed.D. program specifically for healthcare education.

Created for working healthcare professionals like you, the online Ed.D. in Health Professions Education program from D’Youville College offers the flexibility you need to balance your degree with your full-time responsibilities.

You’ll learn from industry-experienced professionals as you explore an accelerated curriculum that equips you for proficiency in key healthcare education concepts, including:

  • Curriculum planning
  • Teaching and learning strategies for traditional and online education
  • Organizational culture within the classroom
  • Legal and ethical issues in healthcare education
  • Quantitative and qualitative research
  • Online course design

Delivered through our fully online classroom, the online health professions education program offers you the credential you need to transition from a clinical healthcare career to a rewarding position in higher education.

YOU WILL:

  • Equip yourself for transformational leadership using research and policy analysis to solve challenges confronting the institutions, students and communities you serve.
  • Learn leadership strategies and skills to advance the democratization of education at all levels with a focus on equity and access for historically marginalized communities.
  • Develop scholarly and practical knowledge for analyzing situations and effecting improvement across a range of areas, including staff training and retention, curriculum and assessment, community outreach, and more.
  • Complete practicum experiences and a dissertation that addresses a real-world problem in education.

A flexible online Ed.D. program you can personalize.

While completing the online health professions education program, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through focused practica, plus skills in an area of your choice through a variety of diverse elective courses. When you graduate, you’ll be fully prepared to begin a non-clinical career as a leader in higher education.

COURSES AND REQUIREMENTS

The online health professions education degree requires the completion of 60 credit hours, including six from elective courses and eight from practicum courses.

COURSES

Teaching Core Courses

  • HED 701 Social Determinants of Healthcare and Education (2)
  • HED 706 Curriculum Planning and Design in Health Professions Education (3)
  • HED 707 Evidence-Based Practice in Health Professions Education (2)
  • HED 708 Teaching/Learning Strategies in Health Professions Education (3)
  • HED 709 Outcomes Assessment in Health Professions Education (3)

Administration Core Courses

  • HED 702 Leadership in Health Professions Education (3)
  • HED 703 Current Issues in Health Professions Education (2)
  • HED 704 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Professions Education (3)
  • HED 705 Finance and Planning in Health Professions Education (3)
  • HED 710 Organizational Culture in Health Professions Education (2)

Teaching/Administrative Practicum Courses (Choose One)

  • HED 730 Teaching Practicum I (2)
  • HED 731 Teaching Practicum II (2)
  • HED 732 Administration Practicum I (2)
  • HED 733 Administration Practicum II (2)

Research Core Courses

  • EDL732/HED 720 Advanced Statistics (4)
  • EDL733/HED 721 Quantitative Research Design (3)
  • EDL 734/HED 722 Qualitative Research Design (3)

Applied Research/Grant-Writing Practicum (Choose One)

  • HED 740 Applied Research Practicum I (2)
  • HED 741 Applied Research Practicum II (2)
  • HED 743 Grant Writing Practicum I (2)
  • HED 743 Grant Writing Practicum II (2)

Electives (Choose Two)

  • HED 750 Interprofessional Education in Healthcare (3)
  • HED 751 Online Course Design in Health Professions Education (3)
  • HED 752 Program and Personnel Evaluation (3)
  • HED 753 Globalization and Health Professions Education (3)
  • HED 754 Survey Research Methods: Design and Application (3)
  • HED 755 Mixed Methods Research Design (3)

Dissertation Courses

  • HED 801 Dissertation Proposal Development (4)
  • HED 802 Dissertation Guidance (6)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the online Ed.D. in Health Professions Education must hold a master’s degree in a clinical healthcare or related field with a minimum G.P.A. of at least 3.25 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants must also submit the following:

  • Our online application.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities currently or previously attended.
  • Demonstrate a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae showing evidence of clinical experience in a healthcare profession.
  • Two letters of professional recommendation from graduate professors and/or employers/supervisors focusing on the candidate’s potential for success in a doctoral program.
  • A brief written statement of 500-1,000 words expressing goals for pursuing doctoral study.
  • One writing sample, including examples from within graduate program coursework or an individual scholarly publication.
  • A video interview with Health Professions Education faculty
  • Candidates who do not meet the above criteria, but who have a graduate grade point average of 3.00 and show promise, will be reviewed on an individual basis by the admissions committee and may be admitted provisionally. While having provisional status, the student must meet all academic requirements of the program and must receive grades of B or better in the first four courses of the program.

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees vary based on your program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and can be applied to full- and part-time status.

Entering the program with previous academic credit can help lower your cost. Below, you’ll find information about the potential cost of your program.

COST Total
Full Program Tuition $900 per credit hour $54,000
Full Program Fees $160 (full time)* $960
Full Program Total $55,280
COST Total
Tuition with maximum credit transfer (up to 12) $900 per credit hour $43,200
Fees with maximum credit transfer (up to 12) $160 (full time)* $640
Total with Transfer Credits $43,840
*This program takes an estimated three years to complete, depending on transfer credits.

CAREER OUTCOMES

The online health professions education program is designed to open doors to non-clinical career opportunities within the health industry. As a student, you’ll learn diverse methods for applying your healthcare skills in education careers and other positions in non-clinical settings.

With this credential, you can explore exciting new options for your professional future.

Postsecondary Educator

Community pharmacists working in retail settings dispensing medications, advising patients on drug effects and interactions, and providing primary health care services such as flu and shingles vaccinations.

Clinical Administrator

Often employed by hospitals, health clinics or private practice offices, clinical administrators are responsible for coordinating and managing the health services and procedures of a facility or department. These professionals are required to conduct research on new medical procedures and understand the latest in healthcare law and ethics to ensure their facility is operating legally and efficiently. Clinical administrators earn a median annual salary of $98,350.

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