mannequinUAB’s Master of Science in Healthcare Simulation is designed to prepare you with leadership and quality improvement skills in healthcare simulation in order to improve patient safety, increase communication effectiveness, refine teamwork, and enhance care delivery. By developing expertise in healthcare simulation, you will be equipped with a unique skill set to impact patient outcomes in your organization through the innovation of simulation.

We believe that interprofessional collaboration is fundamental in being a successful healthcare simulationist. At UAB, you will be taught by faculty with a variety of clinical and administrative experiences. Your classmates will be from diverse backgrounds who are interested in working collaboratively to improve patient care with simulation. Throughout the program, you will be challenged to think creatively and you will have opportunities to integrate simulation into your current practice.


The degree is completed online with one, 3 ½-day on-campus visit. This provides you with flexibility to complete the degree while working full-time. We offer both full-time (15 months) and part-time (24 months) options.

On-Campus Visit

Through an interactive, 3 1/2-day on-campus visit during the first semester, you will build a strong bond with your colleagues in the program, and dive into both immersive and procedural simulation in a psychologically safe learning environment, guided by internationally-recognized educators.


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