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.

ONLINE APPLICATION LINKS (applications must be completed online):
As part of the application process, you will create an account. You can sign back into your account to revise your application at any time prior to submitting it. You can also check the status of your application and pay your application fee through the Self-Service Center.

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US citizens select "Domestic Applicants" and then the program "Medical Education (Curr & Instruction) - Distance Learning, Master of Education." The application fee is $65.

Non-US citizens select "International Applicants" and then the program "Medical Education (Curr & Instruction) - Distance Learning, Master of Education." The application fee is $70.


  • One-page admission essay − This essay should address your current interest and involvement in medical education, your experience in planning, conducting, and/or evaluating educational research, and your future career goals.
  • Curriculum vitae   
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application. A transcript is required from any college/university you receive a degree from. An unofficial transcript can be a course record you download directly from the college or an actual transcript that is mailed to you that you scan in and upload. It should include the name of the University, your name, a list of the courses you took, when you took them, how many credits or points each course was worth, and the grade you earned on each course.  

    Note: If your transcript does not include a GPA (eg your medical school courses were graded pass/fail), you can enter either 0.0 or 4.0 for your GPA where requested on the application.

    Official Transcripts AFTER acceptance - Your application will be reviewed based on your unofficial transcripts. If you are accepted into the program, you will be required to order official transcripts with proof of degree from the colleges/universities from which you earned a degree to be sent to the Graduate School (not the program office) within a few weeks. An official transcript is one that comes directly from the University in a sealed envelope or through an electronic transcript service or registrar’s email. Information on where to send your official transcript will be sent with your acceptance email. If your transcript does not list the degree earned and the date it was earned, you must also request proof of degree (in English) to be sent with the transcript. This may be a separate degree certificate or other documentation proving that you earned the degree. 

    Please note that if the official transcript does not match the unofficial transcript you uploaded (grades, degree, or other critical information), your acceptance will be revoked.
  • Two professional letters of recommendation for admission into this Master's program. Generic recommendations, recommendations for admission to fellowship or residency programs, or recommendations for employment are not suitable. Personal recommendations are not appropriate.

      You must provide information about who your recommenders are; the online application system will email each of them a link so that they can securely upload their recommendation letters. 
      • One recommendation should be from your division director, chief, fellowship director, or other supervisor and should address the reasons for his or her support for your application. If you are moving into a new position, the recommendation should be from your new director or supervisor.
      • The second recommendation may be from a colleague, former director or supervisor, former attending or preceptor, or other professional of your choosing who can speak to your involvement/interest/skills/etc. within the medical education field.

    You can enter in more than two recommenders if you like. We require two (2) recommendation letters to be submitted for your application. If you are concerned that one of your recommenders may not submit the recommendation in a timely manner, you can add an additional recommender. If only two submit letters on your behalf, we will review your application with those two. If all three (or more) submit letters, we will review all recommendations submitted.
  • Test scores, if applicable. 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 within the past five (5) years, go to or and log into your account to request the scores be submitted to the University of Cincinnati or to order another copy of your scores.
  • Payment of application fee. After you submit your application, an invoice will be generated. You must pay application fee before your application can be considered for review.