Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Clinical Education (MHLP)

The Master of Health Leadership and Policy is not administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Please check the UBC Applied Science Professional Programs website for admission requirements, deadlines and application procedure.


The MHLP in Clinical Education program is for health care providers who want to develop their expertise in analyzing practice trends and designing and delivering clinical education to address emerging trends.

The health care sector is facing unprecedented change as a consequence of emerging technologies, new approaches to providing care and shifting demographic profiles. There is a pressing need for highly proficient clinical educators who are able to analyze practice trends, identify learning needs and develop educational strategies to address requirements within a wide array of clinical practice contexts.

As a clinical educator, you are a key member of the leadership team. You must have a strong grounding in clinical practice expertise, and you must lead, manage and inspire teams. With a dual focus on strengthening your skills in the technical aspects of clinical education and deepening your capacity as a leader, this program will help you take your career in new directions.

The MHLP is a 12-month degree starting in January. While 60 per cent of your Clinical Education courses will focus on your technical specialization, the remaining 40 per cent are leadership development courses that will enhance your business, communication and people skills. Delivery of the management and leadership courses are in partnership with UBC's Sauder School of Business. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about the MHLP in Clinical Education.

What makes the program unique?

It only takes 12 months to complete the program and get an MHLP degree. Starting in January, in the Clinical Education program, you will:

  • Deepen your technical skills
  • Sharpen your business skills
  • Develop as a leader
  • Collaborate with industry partners

MHLP students are required to have professional experience before starting the program. That means you will be part of a mature student cohort with a variety of professional and career experiences to draw on when you collaborate on projects with one another. Access to this diversity of knowledge and experience is essential to your development.

Quick Facts

Master of Health Leadership and Policy
Mode of delivery
On campus
Clinical Education
Program Components
Coursework only



TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement


IELTS Overall Score Requirement


Prior degree requirements

Applicants must hold an undergraduate credential in healthcare or related field (Nursing, Dietetics, Medicine)

Other Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of three years of relevant experience and demonstrate, through references and work experience that they are proficient and have been identified as having leadership potential in clinical practice.

Funding Sources

Being a professional program, there are no scholarships, grants or funding offered by UBC for MHLP students. Students who require financial assistance are encouraged to look for external scholarships or loans that may be available to them. Provincial student loans are available to domestic students.

Career Options

Clinical educators play an essential role in educating pre-licensure clinicians and ensuring the ongoing professional development of practicing professionals. You will develop the tools to create caring and collaborative clinical education environments so that clinicians are able to meet practice standards and deliver responsive, patient-centered care. It expected that graduates would follow careers in education for patient care and professionals, change management, health services program management and leaders in quality, safety and systems improvement.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$9,741.89$17,425.35
Program Fee$29,225.67$52,276.05
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$930.14 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
Deposit to accept offer (if admitted)
Deposit requirement$5000.00$5000.00
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
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