Create Change in Health Care

If you are seeking the skills to transform knowledge into actionable change in health care, the University of Michigan offers specialized programs that will take you to the next step in your career. 

Michigan is at the forefront of the newest disciplines in health science, providing you with unparalleled opportunities to become a leader in the health systems of the future. Whether you are currently in a health care-related role or you are interested in joining this ever-growing industry, we offer a range of online and residential educational programs, all designed to maximize your impact.

Graduate Degree Programs

Explore the programs that best meet your needs:

Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) MS/PhD

Learning health systems are organizations or networks that continuously self-study and adapt using data and analytics to transform practice. Our Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) graduate programs are on the forefront of this emerging science.

Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) Online

Our recently launched HILS Online MS program is designed to be completed in three semesters over 12 months for full-time students or over two-three years for part-time students.

Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE)

A master’s degree program unlike any other, the University of Michigan MHPE focuses on learner competence rather than a program of fixed duration or set of courses. Designed for health professionals who want to develop their educational leadership and scholarship, the UM-MHPE builds learning into your current educational responsibilities for a customized plan and rigorous assessment.

Graduate Certificate Program

Precision Health Graduate Certificate

As the era of precision health continues to rapidly develop, this graduate certificate provides a solid foundation of knowledge and training, harnessing many of the successful educational programs already established at the University of Michigan. Certificate offerings include a wide array of interdisciplinary courses in areas such as data science, ethics, policy, human genetics, bioinformatics and health care systems engineering. This certificate is administered by DLHS in collaboration with U-M Precision Health, a University-wide initiative.

Professional Development Program (MESP)

Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to apply to our professional development program.

Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP)

The MESP provides an opportunity for competitively selected Michigan Medicine faculty to study and apply principles of medical education in depth. Sessions cover educational theory, application and research on topics including: teaching and learning, cognition, assessment and evaluation, academic leadership, career building and research methods.


Medical Embedded Learning Health Systems Training and Research (MEL-STaR) center

Supported by a program-project grant from AHRQ and PCORI, MEL-STaR will support the didactic and experiential training of 40 Learning Health System (LHS) scientists, to be known as “MEL-STaR Scholars”.