Online Professional Science Master’s in Health Professions

Elevate your journey in health professions and your value for medical school applications.

Unlike post-baccalaureate programs, Houston Christian University’s comprehensive online Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Health Professions degree program offers a uniquely holistic approach to pre-health professions training, providing a broader flexibility and deeper skill set essential for success in health professions schools in three semesters.

With a curriculum crafted to cover essential topics for applying to MD, DDT, DO, OT, PT, and other advanced professional programs and enhance critical thinking and problem-solving, our program prepares you not just for entry into health professions schools but for a fulfilling career in healthcare and medicine.

Discover the value of a complete master’s degree as you embark on your path to becoming a proficient and compassionate healthcare professional with HCU’s PSM in Health Professions program, conveniently held in twelve fully online courses.

Program Highlights

  • 12 Courses
  • Three Semesters: Summer, Fall, & Spring
  • Work Full-Time With Online Classes
  • Prepare for Health Professional Schools (MD, DO, PA, DPT, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Required for Admission
  • Faith-Integrated Education
  • Prepare for Careers in Health and Medicine

Master’s in Health Professions Degree Requirements

The curriculum of the PSM in Health Professions program can be tailored to ensure you are fully confident in facing the rigors of professional schools in medicine, physical therapy, dentistry, and related fields.

With a summer-semester start, the 30-credit health professions master’s takes place in dynamic, easy-to-use online learning environments, including nonsynchronous online coursework, some video meetings, and fully online laboratory assessments.

If you wish to complete work experiences in preparation for further education and advanced careers, collaborative practicum opportunities can enhance online coursework in a real-world virtual or in-person setting that aligns with your dream career pathway.

Courses and Degree Plan

Required courses in the PSM in Health Professions include foundational classes, seminars, practicums, advanced coursework, and dedicated time spent preparing for tests such as the MCAT or DAT. You may take courses such as:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Immunology and Microbiology
  • Introduction to Health Disparities
  • Molecular Biology

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Program Benefits and Outcomes

Develop a Robust Medical or Professional School Application

Demonstrate a commitment to professional development in health and medicine with HCU’s online professional science program. Our comprehensive master’s degree hones your written and oral communication skills and ensures you’re well-prepared for entrance exams like the MCAT or DAT. With flexible online courses, we’ll help you pave the way to advanced careers in PA school, PT programs, and beyond as a lifelong learner ready to enhance practice and continuously promote excellence in healthcare.

Career Preparation and Support

Academic learning, experiential opportunities, and access to research and leadership through HCU’s student success programming means graduates of the online health professions master’s degree program are ready to take on medical and health professions applications and admissions, research careers at high-level institutions, private industry careers related to clinical trial research, and careers in government health agencies. Our online students benefit, just like those here on campus in Houston, from the services of our Student Success department, including med school application experts in the office of Career & Calling.

Access Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

In the online PSM in Health Professions preparation degree program, you learn directly from a group of health and medicine professionals who stand apart in their dedication to your education and professional growth in small-size online courses and one-on-one online communications. Beyond faculty at HCU, a robust professional network is within reach through your professors’ extensive professional history, peers, and alumni.

Related Degrees

While the online health professions master’s degree program closely prepares you for applying for professional medical and health programs and advanced careers, HCU’s in-person and online graduate programs each adhere to a different set of career pathways, spiritual callings, and professional toolsets.

See all HCU programs and more online graduate degree programs.

Admissions and Aid

The deadline for summer-start applications is May 1. To begin your journey in the health professions online program, learn about the admissions process for HCU’s Graduate School. Then, complete your online graduate admissions process.

Review tuition and costs for online graduate programs, and contact online admissions with any questions.

Application Requirements

Requirements to apply for admission include a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university, an online graduate application, and supplemental application materials such as transcripts and letters of recommendation.

While some foundational courses are included in the PSM in Health Professions degree curriculum, completed prerequisite courses that should appear on your transcript with a “C” or better include:

  • Eight credit hours of general chemistry, including 2 lab courses
  • Eight credit hours of organic chemistry, including 2 lab courses
  • 14 credit hours of biology courses for science majors, including 2 lab courses
  • Eight credit hours of physics courses, including 2 lab courses
  • Six credit hours of English
  • Three credit hours of statistics

Earn a Master’s in Health Professions (PSM) at Houston Christian University

Position yourself for success in medical school, dental school, or related programs with HCU’s online Professional Science Master’s in Health Professions program. Designed for students with a foundation in health sciences, our program provides the specialized training and expertise needed to excel in competitive healthcare environments.

Ready to explore your passion for healthcare and take the next step toward achieving your career goals? Request information or start your application today.

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