The University of Houston offers three graduate programs which emphasize teaching and learning for health science professionals online and on the campus of the Texas Medical Center. Courses are taught by University of Houston College of Education faculty and the degree is awarded by the University of Houston.
The programs are designed to meet the needs of professionals involved in health science education and course content focuses on teaching and learning in academic health science settings. The instructors utilize academic activities that students can use in their professional lives as they explore best practices in teaching, learn to design and conduct research and investigate the uses of instructional technology in an educational environment.
Certificate in Integrating Innovative Technologies in Health Science Education
The courses in the certificate program provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to use innovative technology tools to design inactive and engaging instructional resources, as well as complete a final project to use in their professional career as a capstone project for the certificate.
Master’s of Education in Curriculum & Instruction with an Emphasis in Health Science Education
The master’s program is designed to meet the needs of professionals involved in health science education and course content focuses on teaching and learning in academic health science settings. The instructors utilize academic activities that students can use in their professional lives as they explore best practices in teaching, learn to design and conduct research and investigate the uses of instructional technology in an educational environment.
Executive Doctorate in Professional Leadership for Health Science Education
The goal of the executive doctoral program is to prepare health science professionals for leadership positions in a variety of academic healthcare settings and is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals with a combination of evening, intersession, and online coursework. The program began in August 2013 with an initial cohort of students who are participating in a new customized curriculum that emphasizes exploration, problem-solving and collaboration in a variety of experiences and research activities. In addition, two Laboratory of Practice courses provide a practical internship in which students apply what they have learned to solve educational problems in health-related areas in their community.
When and Where are Courses Held?
Certificate courses are offered entirely online.
Courses in the master's program are offered online with some optional face-to-face classes held in the Texas Medical Center.
Couress in the doctoral program are offered face-to-face onsite in the Texas Medical Center usually one evening per week. Classes are held at Baylor College of Medicine or UT Health Science Center.
How Long Does it Normally Take to Complete a Program?
||Time to Completion
||2- 3 semesters
||7 semesters plus intersessions
What is the Estimated Cost of the Program?
It is difficult to determine exactly how much it will cost to complete a graduate program, since costs vary based on current tuition rates, course fees, additional university fees, and residence status. However, as of spring 2013, the approximate cost for each course was approximately $1,700 - $2,000 for Texas residents who are enrolled in in one course, or approximately $2,750 - $3,600 for two courses taken in the same semester. Costs for out of state and international students are higher than for Texas residents.
For more information about costs for tuition and fees, you may visit the University of Houston website’s tuition pages, at:
Additional Information about the Program
A brief article about the program from December 2007 is available online:
Teaching Doctors to be Teachers Focus of Special UH Master’s Program