Master of Health Professions Education - Canada

Glasses on top of a book.The call for applications for the July 2024 class of the MHPE are now open and due by January 7th, 2024.

For those applying to the London, Ontario site, please note that while we do have a mandate to ensure we support local faculty and trainees affiliated with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), we are still considering applicants external to Schulich and LHSC.  

The MHPE-Canada is an international Master of Health Professions Education from the School of Health Professions Education at Maastricht University. While the degree is conferred from the University of Maastricht, the curriculum and research thesis supervision are delivered in part from CERI in London, Ontario, and the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) in Vancouver, BC.

The objectives of the MHPE-Canada program are to provide teachers of health professions, including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dentists, pharmacists, and others, with the capacity to implement and improve their educational programs and to conduct education research related to regional and national health priorities. The program focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and skills relevant for a career in the field of education and education research for the health professions. Thesis supervision and mentorship are offered by local experts in the field.

The MHPE is a two-year, part-time research degree program that is primarily distance-based with annual, three-week in-person campus periods that are delivered on-site at CERI or CHES. The upcoming cohort will complete the first Campus Period in Year 1 from July 2-19, 2024. The Campus Period in Year 2 for this cohort will be scheduled for May-June 2025.

For a full curriculum overview, see Maastricht University’s website.

MHPE-Canada Application Process

Annual applications for entry into the program are typically announced in the fall. The following documentation must be submitted as part of the application process:

1. Current CV

2. Statement of Intent (max. 2 pages), addressing the following questions:

a. Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree in health professions education?

b. What previous experience and/or training in health professions (or non-health professions) education or research would you bring to your graduate study? 

c. How would the MHPE fit into your current and future career plans?

3. Description of an educational problem or issue that interests the applicant (max.1 page).

4. Departmental Letter of Support (max. 2 pages), outlining protected time over the 2-year term of the program, as well as 100% protected time to participate in both of the 3-week face-to-face course blocks. Note: if you are self-employed, indicate in your Statement of Intent how you plan to protect time for the MHPE.

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Application Deadline

The deadline for 2024 applications is January 7, 2024.

Please submit your application to with the subject line: CERI MHPE Application.

On receiving your application, we will email you to confirm it has been received and to inform you of the next steps. A selection committee will shortlist and interview eligible candidates, with the final selection to be made in February 2024.

If you have any queries regarding the program or application process please contact Dr. Rachael Pack, Education Coordinator at the Centre for Education Research and Innovation at

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the entire two-year program is €17,500 to be paid directly to Maastricht University in two instalments of €8,750. Students who do not complete the program in 2 years, will be required to pay an additional fee of €750.

Students admitted into the program as of 2024 are also required to pay a site fee to the Centre for Education Research and Innovation (CERI) in the amount of $6,000 CAD, to be paid in two installments of $3,000 CAD.

Fees for MHPE-Canada

MHPE Course & Book Fees to Maastricht University

Supplementary Fee to CHES for Campus 1 & 2 On-Site Facilitation


$6,000 CAD*

*Fees are to be paid in two installments.

Maastricht Online Certificate Courses

Maastricht University also offers online certificate courses, which provide students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills related to major topics in health professions education; with each one being an equivalent to a specific section of the Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) program. Taking these courses is excellent preparation for the full MHPE program – and should you enroll in the MHPE at a later date, you may skip the corresponding sections of the program already completed.

Note that the certificate courses are currently being revised to align with the updated MHPE curriculum and will again be offered in October and December 2024.

For further information on the courses, please visit Maastricht University’s website or contact them directly at