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Health Science Education Ed.D.


Accelerate your growth as a leader in health care with an Ed.D. in Professional Leadership with an emphasis in Health Science Education. Our program is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals, allowing students to earn a doctoral degree on a fast, convenient schedule.

Supported by faculty at one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities, students learn skills they can apply to address real-world health care challenges in the workplace and in the community. Graduates are prepared for leadership positions in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, academic institutions, private practice, nonprofits and more. 


Highlights of the Professional Leadership Ed.D. Health Science Education program: 

  • Format: Hybrid, with a mix of online and face-to-face classes 
  • Completion time: Typically, under three years 
  • Semester start: Fall 
  • GRE: Not required
  • Deadline to apply: Find all application deadlines
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Learning Outcomes

Students in the Health Science Education Ed.D. specialization grow into well-rounded leaders with the knowledge and skills to: 

  • Implement effective educational strategies to support learning 
  • Use innovative instructional technology 
  • Design and conduct meaningful research and evaluations 
  • Lead teams to drive systemic change 
  • And more! 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Health Science Education Ed.D. specialization typically work or advance into a variety of influential roles, including: 

  • Medical education directors 
  • Lab directors 
  • Assessment directors 
  • Department chairs 
  • Academic deans 
  • Vice presidents 
  • CEOs 
  • Consultants 
  • And more! 

Why Choose UH? 

  • Continue your education at a Tier One research university with strong ties to the world-renowned Texas Medical Center
  • Learn from award-winning, multi-disciplinary faculty with expertise in education, leadership and health care. 
  • Grow your professional network to support career advancement in one of the nation’s largest and most diverse cities. 


Contact program director Robert Hausmann, Ed.D., at