How does a Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) differ from an Masters in Public Health (MPH)?

A Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) is an multidisciplinary degree that prepares health professions with a foundation in educational practice, teaching, assessment, and leadership in health professions education. At Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), students can complete a generalist track in HPE, or focus their efforts in,

  • Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
  • Leadership
  • Scholarship and Research

By contrast, a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) is also a multidisciplinary degree, but this program focuses on preparing students for public health practice, in areas such as epidemiology, statistics, or infectious diseases, as opposed to research or teaching.