Health Professions Education | Hofstra University



The Health Professions Education graduate programs at Hofstra University are designed to prepare clinicians and other health professionals who provide care to patients with an expanded role as a clinician educator for students, residents, externs, and fellows, and to advance in leadership roles in their fields. We abide by the standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which recognize the professionalization of the health discipline’s teaching component and the critical need for mentorship of future health professionals. Our Master of Science in Education (MSED) and Advanced Certificate programs are synchronous and fully online to help busy clinicians and other health professionals achieve their goals. Traditionally a three-year program, the MSED may be completed in a one-year or two-year accelerated format. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admissions team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for graduate studies in Health Professions Education at Hofstra University, you must have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in a health field from an accredited institution.

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities, including your final degree earned. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • Proof of licensure or certification as a health professional (e.g., physicians, physician assistants, nurses, therapists, nutritionists, clinical social workers, chaplains).
  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement of professional intent and rationale

An interview with the program director will be required.

Visit the Health Professions Education page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.

Apply to the Health Professions Education programs at Hofstra University at any time with our rolling admissions policy.

Master of Science in Education in Health Professions Education
This is a 30-semester-hour synchronous online program.

Advanced Certificate in Health Professions Education
This 15-semester-hour synchronous online program.

Visit the Health Professions Education graduate program page to learn more.

Faculty Profiles

Alice Fornari

Dr. Alice Fornari, Program Director, Executive-In-Residence and Adjunct Associate Professor, received her doctoral degree from Columbia University, Teachers College in Higher Education, College Teaching and Academic Leadership. She focuses on faculty development for the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine community of faculty, all professionals who interact with medical students, and residents/fellows.

Meet Dr. Fornari

Dr. Shara D. Steiner

Dr. Shara D. Steiner, Adjunct Associate Professor, received her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University. Her areas of expertise and interest include leadership development; curricular design, implementation, and evaluation; faculty development; theories and principles of adult learning; exploring the impact of professional relationships on teaching and learning; and small-group teaching.

Meet Dr. Steiner
Alice Fornari
Dr. Shara D. Steiner

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at