Master of Health Professions Education - Canada

Glasses on top of a book.The call for applications for the July 2021 class of the MHPE will open in late November 2020. For those applying to the London, Ontario site, please note that we are currently prioritizing applicants who are faculty and trainees affiliated with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the London Health Sciences Centre. Due to our limited supervisory capacity, our ability to offer enrollment to applicants from outside of Schulich is limited at the present time. Offers of acceptance will be made to candidates by the end of February. 

The MHPE-Canada is an international Master of Health Professions Education from the School of Health Professions Education at Maastricht University (the Netherlands). 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 MHPE is a two-year, part-time research degree program that is primarily distance-based with annual, three-week courses that are delivered on-site at CERI or CHES.  The upcoming cohort will complete the first Unit Seven on-site July 6-24.  Unit Seven 7 for this cohort will be scheduled for May-June 2021.

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.  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.  A departmental letter of support, outlining protected time over the two-year term of the program as well as 100% protected time to participate in both of the three-week, face-to-face course blocks;

2.  A current cv;

3.  A statement of intent, maximum of two pages in length, addressing the following questions:

a) Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree in health professions education as opposed to other degree programs?

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

c) How do your reserach interests fit with CERI's current research areas? Learn more about research programs at CERI.

4. Submit application to Applications will open in late Noveber 2020.

If you have questions about the program or about the application process, please contact Rachael Pack, Education Specialist at the Centre for Education Research & Innovation at