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Applications are accepted year-round for the Online Master's Degree Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and students may start in any term.
University of Cincinnati Graduate School Application − This is an online application to the University of Cincinnati and includes an application fee.
To access the online application, go to grad.uc.edu and click on the Apply menu item.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The University of Cincinnati is moving to a new application system effective with Fall 2016 applications. This page will be updated as needed when the new system comes online. The instructions below pertain specifically to applications for Spring and Summer 2016. Be sure to select the correct program during the application process (Medical Education (Curr and Instr)-Distance Learning / Award Area: MEd) .
Applications to an incorrect program
cannot be transferred and will require a second application to the correct program
with payment of another application fee .
The following items must be uploaded as part of the electronic application:
If you are required to submit GRE and / or TOEFL scores, see below for additional information. When you take the test, select the "University of Cincinnati" as the institution that should receive the electronic grades. If you took the test previously, go to ets.org/gre or ets.org/toefl and log into your account to request the scores be submitted to the University of Cincinnati or to order another copy of your scores.
GRE scores are not required for the following applicants:
If your GPA is under 3.0 and you are not otherwise exempt, you will be required to take the General GRE. Visit the ETS web site for test locations and to schedule a test or to obtain a copy of a previous test. When taking the test, the associated school your scores should be sent to is the University of Cincinnati/College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Learning/School of Education. If your scores are not available electronically through the University of Cincinnati, we will require the original test score report (it will be returned to you). Test scores are valid and accepted for five years after taking the test.
The program is conducted entirely in English, primarily written English, and requires strong English composition skills. It is our sincere goal to ensure that applicants are able to be successful in the program, and success requires the ability to understand and critique what others have written and for others to understand and critique what you have written. Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a prior degree from an institution in an English-speaking country must show adequate to high proficiency in written English. This proficiency will be judged from TOEFL or IELTS scores, the one-page essay, and other communications with the program staff, including emails. English proficiency will not be judged based on scores alone.
For IELTS, a minimum overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient. Minimum required TOEFL iBT scores are as follows, but please note that for our program, we are particularly interested in the scores for Writing and Reading and would like those to be as high as possible. If you take the test via paper, the scoring is different, and the following do not apply.
A list of exempt countries is available on UC's website. It may be possible also to request a waiver of the English Proficiency test requirement, but the applicant must be fluent in English.
To start in this term
All application materials must be received by
Fall semester (August)
Spring semester (January)
Summer semester (May)
Admission is offered to qualified candidates regardless of race, age, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. The application process is non-competitive and applicants are accepted or rejected solely on the basis of academic and professional criteria. Applicants are officially notified of acceptance or denial by email. Interested individuals should direct inquiries to:
Lea Alaee, Program Coordinator Division of General and Community Pediatrics Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, ML 2011 3333 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039 Phone: 513-636-4183 Fax: 513-636-7247 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The master’s program has had a profound effect on my career and helped me secure my current faculty position and role … as a medical education specialist.”
Walter Eppich, MD Emergency Medicine Children’s Memorial Hospital
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