Master's Programs at the Perelman School of Medicine

students working togetherThe Office of the Master's Programs (OMP) in The Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) was established in 2002. Its mission is to provide a unified administrative oversight function for the various master's degree programs in PSOM, to ensure high academic standards with respect to admissions and degree requirements, as well as to support appropriate administrative and financial management. OMP reviews admissions criteria and curriculum matters, confirms that degree candidates have completed all program requirements, and conducts regular formal reviews of the programs. OMP reports to the Office of the Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer (EVD/CSO).

Towards the fulfilment of its mission, OMP

  • provides assistance to faculty in developing new degree programs and, if required, initial administrative and academic support
  • ensures academic integrity and financial compliance by monitoring the master's programs and developing appropriate accounting mechanisms and policies
  • coordinates meetings of the OMP Faculty Advisory Committee
  • serves as liaison within PSOM and at the University between central administration and the various degree programs
  • supervises the graduation process for the master's degree programs

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 

Office of the Master’s Programs
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
417 Anat-Chem Bldg
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6110

Phone: 215-746-8231
Fax: 215-573-9687

Individual Contacts:

Emma A. Meagher, MD
Professor, Medicine and Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics
Associate Dean, Office of the Master’s Programs

Nam Narain, PhD

Natasha Brown, EdD, MS
Associate Director

Kathryn Brossa
Program Coordinator

Master of Bioethics (MBE)

MBEMBE 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.

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Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI)

MHCIThe Master of Health Care Innovation from the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy is an online degree program that addresses the rapidly changing health care landscape and advances innovation among health care professionals worldwide. Through their coursework and program experiences, students will prepare to improve processes of care, increase value of health care services, shape health policy development and human behavior in health care, and apply sharpened skills in policy analysis, evidence-building, and decision-making.

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Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

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

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Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE)

students in a classroomThe 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.

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Master of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP)

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

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Master of Public Health (MPH)

studentsThe 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.

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Master of Regulatory Affairs (MRA)

research labThe 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.

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Master of Science in Regulatory Science (MSRS)

test tubesThe 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.

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Master of Science in Translational Research (MTR)

test tubesThe MTR 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 MTR 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.

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