Join an Academic Community That Shares Your Values

Hone your professional teaching skills and expand your ability to facilitate the learning process with an M.S. in Medical Education from Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. Designed with the flexibility to complete in as little as a year, this online degree program allows you to connect with an interprofessional group of students and faculty while gaining the skills necessary to become an effective educator.

At NSU, We Empower Your Career Goals

Receive top-quality training leading to professional positions in private practice; employee assistance programs; managed care and health care organizations; childcare and child development systems; family service agents; and other clinical and organizational settings. NSU’s Master's in Medical Education degree continues to meet 100% job placement for its graduates.

Quick Facts


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Credits & Requirements

Earn your degree in one year. The M.S. in Medical Education program is 30 total credits.

Application Deadlines

For Winter Admission: December 15
For Summer Admission: April 15
For Fall Admission: August 1

Delivery Options

The medical education master’s is offered online so that you can fit classes into your busy schedule.

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Every Monday from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
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What Can You Do with a Master's in Medical Education?

Hospitals and Health Care
• Residency program directors
• Director of medical education
• Director of professional development and training
University Settings
• Assistant/Associate/Full professor
• Assistant/Associate dean
• Department chair

Why Earn Your M.S. in Medical Education at NSU?

30-Credit Course Load

Complete your degree in as little as one year with online, synchronous courses offered in an 8-week format to best fit with your professional and personal lifestyle.

Continuous Learning Environment

Learn alongside administrators, faculty, and staff with open access to interprofessional learning opportunities and the latest in medical education research.

Design, Develop and Deliver Quality Instruction

Gain skills in pedagogy, educational technology, assessment, and interpersonal communication. Learn how to integrate formal learning with clinical practice.

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Earning Potential

Director of Education

$83,870 Average Salary per Year

Department Chair

$97,500 Average Salary per Year

Postsecondary Instructor

$80,790 Average Salary per Year

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

High Tech, High Touch

Our motto is "High Tech, High Touch"—what the new generation of medical educators will provide to the next generation of learners. Adult learners are looking for small-group learning opportunities with practical application to their professions, delivered by educators who respect learning differences and are committed to excellence.

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Master's in Medical Education Curriculum

Our rigorous online program includes coursework in educational methodologies, assessment and evaluation, leadership, communication, research, and technology in education. Each required course is designed to engage you in robust dialogues with other health care professionals.

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Explore Health Education as a Non-Degree Seeking Student

If you’d like to take a few courses for exploration, professional development, or prep for another track, you can enroll as a non-degree seeking student and take up to 15 credit hours. You must still apply, send in your transcripts, and pay the application fee.

If you decide later to pursue the Master of Science in Medical Education degree, you will need to submit a new application. Your previous enrollment as a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the Medical Education degree-seeking program.

Admission Requirements

Ready for the Next Step?

Let’s get started! You can apply for entry in any one of the three semesters—fall, winter, or summer.

Go to Application

Complete the online application form

If you’re a first-time user, be sure to create a Graduate Account to begin.

Pay the nonrefundable application fee of $50 (USD)

You can pay this online through the application portal or send a check to the address below.

Request your transcripts

Request transcripts from all schools attended and/or agency evaluation of foreign degree to be mailed to the address below or sent electronically to

Send a resume or curriculum vitae

Send it to the address below.

Request one letter of recommendation

Provide one academic or professional letter of recommendation, written in the past year and sent to the email address below.

Submitting Your Materials

Please email all documents to:

Mailing Address (Domestic)

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
College of Osteopathic Medicine
M.S. in Medical Education
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33314-9905

For students seeking admittance after attending another institution, credits may be transferred into the NSU program. Credits will be determined on a case-by-case basis and must be deemed comparable in level, content, and rigor to those within the M.S. in Medical Education program. All transfer students must satisfy the admissions requirements and complete all admissions procedures.

Foreign nationals who reside outside the United States at the time of application, and whose native language is not English, must present evidence of proficiency in English by satisfactorily completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Score requirements are as follows: minimum paper score = 550; minimum computerized score = 213; minimum Internet score = 79. A score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (ILETS) exam is accepted in lieu of the TOEFL.

For a full list of English proficiency tests that are accepted by the university, please visit International Students. Test scores must be submitted to the admissions office. For a TOEFL application information, visit the website at TOEFL or write to:

Educational Testing Services
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(609) 771-7100

Applicants who have attended foreign universities or colleges are required to have their academic credentials evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence. While there are several credential evaluators, the most widely used companies are listed below, or visit NACES.

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, New York
(212) 966-6311

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33173
(305) 273-1616

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3470
(414) 289-3400

International students are encouraged to contact the Office of International Student Services at (954) 262-7240 or 800-541-6682, ext. 27240, or by emailing International Students or visiting the International Students web page.

After Applying, What Happens Next?

Depending on the time of year, the review process may take a few weeks. You can check your application status at any time via the online application portal. Once a decision has been made, notification is sent via email to the address on file.

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