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Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation, MS
School of Health Professions

Healthcare Simulation is a rapidly emerging discipline that connects people and best practices to impact patient safety and improve healthcare outcomes. Health Simulation professionals work with the processes and frameworks to design, implement, and evaluate safer protocols and systems.

Our master's program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) can prepare you for a thriving career in Healthcare Simulation. In just 16 months, you can learn the skills you need to design and implement simulation, improve quality, lead well-functioning teams, and maximize simulation center success.

Expand Your Skills At UAB

Our program is taught by internationally recognized experts in simulation design and implementation. We welcome students from all backgrounds and pride ourselves on our interprofessional approach. We teach healthcare simulation in the context of healthcare quality and safety. Whether you are in academia or health care, you learn how to use simulation to meet the needs of our patients.

10 Helpful Facts About Pursuing
Healthcare Simulation Education at UAB

  • Start your formal simulation education in any semester.
  • Online with one 4 day on-campus visit.
  • This is one of the only programs of its kind in the world.
  • Taught by faculty who have received Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Interprofessional focus - you will be learning from and with professionals across health care.
  • Earn your Master’s degree on your schedule in only 16 months.
  • No GRE requirement for admission.
  • Competitive tuition.
  • The program is designed for working professions.
  • Curriculum is a blend of simulation education, quality improvement, and leadership courses.

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Michelle Brown, PhD, CHSE
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