Master’s & Certificate Programs at the Perelman School of Medicine

Master of Bioethics (MBE)

MBE is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. The MBE degree program gives students broad exposure to the full range of topics and issues in contemporary bioethics, drawing on the expertise of our distinguished faculty and fellows.

Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBMI)

The MBMI is a two-year, in-person degree designed to help practicing clinicians become biomedical informaticians. Through a combination of coursework and a capstone project, students will become proficient in informatics methods and clinical applications. The program’s curriculum draws upon the key competencies identified in the American Medical Informatics Association’s 2017 guidelines, which identify the skills and knowledge that informatics practitioners need to set themselves apart in a rapidly developing field. Students who complete the program will be prepared to sit for the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Board Examination, or to pursue other formal certification in clinical informatics.

Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI)

The MHCI degree program forges a diverse network of innovative thinkers and leaders passionate about improving health care. Through the multidisciplinary curriculum and by studying and interacting online as a cohort, students expand their perspective and develop a community of support and inspiration. Faculty—drawn from across Penn—are leading, active experts in behavioral economics, health equity, health policy, innovation methodologies and practice, and operations management. Electives offer flexibility to explore subjects such as connected strategy, data, digital health, health economics, law, and quality and value.

Master of Healthcare Quality & Safety (MHQS)

The MHQS is an interprofessional master’s program that aims to identify and train the next generation of leaders in healthcare quality and safety. Through a combination of coursework, a capstone QI project, and a mentorship team, MHQS graduates are poised to pursue a wide variety of careers in healthcare quality leadership.

Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

MSME aims to identify and train the next generation of biomedical ethicists. It combines intensive didactics, mentoring, and independent scholarly research.

Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE)

The MSCE is an excellent training program for those preparing to lead clinical research. Through the program's dedicated faculty mentorship, comprehensive curriculum, study protocol and thesis development, trainees are poised for academic research careers.

Master of Science in Genetic Counseling (MSGC)

The University of Pennsylvania MSGC program provides a comprehensive educational environment for future genetic counselors that balances the importance of patient-focused care, scientific knowledge, research, and innovative technology. With an outstanding faculty and access to clinical opportunities at some of the nation's premier healthcare facilities, we prepare students to be successful genetic counseling professionals in the rapidly evolving field of genetics.  The 21-month, full-time program is accredited by the ACGC.

Master of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP)

The MSHP program trains outstanding investigators to conduct health policy and health services research and prepares students for successful careers in academics, research, and policy.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The MPH program prepares health leaders by integrating research, education, and practice to promote health and prevent disease. The program's interdisciplinary model provides professionals with a public health lens that can be applied to current and future work. The program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Master of Regulatory Affairs (MRA)

The MRA program aims to produce a cadre of highly trained and sophisticated practice professionals adept in the skills necessary to maximize compliance and minimize risk in the development of FDA-regulated products. Students will learn both the foundation and application of science-based clinical investigation and the corresponding regulations.

Master of Science in Regulatory Science (MSRS)

The MSRS program trains students to improve capacity for safety and efficacy evaluations and monitoring of candidate and licensed FDA-regulated products, modernize current regulatory pathways, and develop new regulatory pathways where there are currently none. The MSRS provides trainees with instruction in the fundamental skills, methodology, and principles necessary to become a well-trained investigator positioned for a future career as a successful academic researcher.

Master of Science in Translational Research (MSTR)

The MSTR program provides trainees with a strong foundation in the fundamental techniques of translational research and the knowledge to apply contemporary research tools to clinically relevant areas of investigation. The goal of the MSTR program is to produce clinical researchers who are competitive in seeking research support and who are knowledgeable about the complex issues associated with conducting sound translational research.

Medical Physics Graduate Programs (MPGP)

The CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Graduate Programs (Master of Science in Medical Physics, PhD in Bioengineering - Medical Physics Concentration, and Certificate in Medical Physics) train future leaders for careers in medical physics specialties such as radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, and health physics.  The multidisciplinary programs integrate knowledge across the university by giving students a strong foundation in translational research while preparing them for world-class cancer care in the field of medical physics.

Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) Master's and Certificate Programs (MaC)

All master's and certificate programs within the PSOM report to the Dean and the Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer through the Associate Dean of Master’s and Certificate Programs (MaC), Emma Meagher, MD. MaC enables programs to pursue their goals within the university environment by providing academic administrative support, serving as a liaison to the university, enabling collaborations amongst programs and between schools, ensuring periodic review of established programs, and supporting the development of new programs.

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 

PSOM Master's and Certificate Programs
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
8033 Maloney Bldg
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6110

Phone: 215-662-7151

Individual Contacts:

Emma A. Meagher, MD
Professor, Medicine and Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics
Associate Dean, PSOM Master's and Certificate Programs

Rachel McGarrigle, MSEd

Michael Peterson, MS

Andrew Gahagan, MS
Program Coordinator