Ed.D. in Health Professions Education

Program Details

Next Start Date: Spring 2022
Credit Hours: 60
Cost Per Credit: $900
Transfer Credits Accepted: 12
Estimated Completion Time: 3 years*

*This program must be completed within 7 years.

Prepare for careers at the intersection of education and healthcare with this 100% online program, designed for working professionals like you.

You’ve worked hard to develop healthcare skills to care for patients in clinical settings. Now, enhance your skills and discover what it takes to share your expertise with others through the online Doctor of Education in Health Professions Education program from D’Youville College. Created for working professionals, the online health professions education program offers the flexibility you need to balance your degree with your full-time responsibilities.

Delivered through our fully online classroom, the online health professions education program will provide you with the credential necessary to transfer your clinical healthcare career to a rewarding position in higher education. You’ll learn from industry-experienced professionals as you explore an accelerated curriculum that combines innovative teaching methods and nursing fundamentals. You’ll become proficient in key healthcare education concepts, including:

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

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 the medical field.

Courses and Requirements

Take the next step toward career advancement

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

Admission Requirements

To apply, prospective students must:

  • Complete our free online application
  • Forward official transcripts from all colleges/universities currently or previously attended
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit current resume or curriculum vitae showing evidence of clinical experience in a healthcare profession*
  • Submit two letters of professional recommendation from graduate professors and/or employers/supervisors focusing on the candidate’s potential for success in a doctoral program
  • Submit a brief written statement of 500-1,000 words expressing goals for pursuing doctoral study.
  • Submit one writing sample, including examples from within graduate program coursework or an individual scholarly publication
  • Complete a video interview with Health Professions Education faculty

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees vary based on your program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid can be applied to full- and part-time status. Plus, entering the program with previous academic credit can help lower your cost. Below, you’ll find information about the potential cost of your program.

What will my degree cost?
Cost Total
Full Program Tuition $900 per credit hour $54,000
Full Program Fees $160 (full time)* $960
Full Program Total $55,280
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.

Financial Aid

D’Youville is committed to ensuring every student can afford a quality education. All D’Youville online students are matched with a personal tuition planner, who works closely with you to understand your options.

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Military Students

D’Youville has been recognized as a top military-friendly school. Service members, their spouses, and their children may all be eligible for certain services and education benefits.

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