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  • Medical and Healthcare Simulation Certificate

    The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical and Healthcare Simulation provides effective training in simulation teaching, curriculum design, and the fundamentals of simulation research in an inter-professional setting. The program prepares you to further your career in healthcare simulation via quality, effective, simulation-based medical education, research, management, leadership and teamwork skills. 

    During the program you'll learn to:

    • Communicate more effectively as part of a team, particularly in a crisis
    • Empower others to transfer what they've learned through training scenarios to the workplace, improving services and increasing patient safety
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of your teaching in simulation
    • Use simulation as a training and educational tool for others

    Program Features

    • Average completion time – 1.5 years
    • Credits may be transferred into the MS in Medical and Healthcare Simulation program
    • Innovative instructional approach with a blended curriculum of online coursework combined with three on-campus week-long immersive simulation practicums
    • A core, detailed focus on the many facets of simulation-based medical education prepares you for multiple areas of interest upon graduation
    • Opportunity to network and collaborate with professionals from a variety of roles, including physicians, nurses, and health sciences professionals

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    Required Courses  
    MSMS 501S Simulation Curriculum and Design I 3.0
    MSMS 506S Debriefing in Simulation 3.0
    MSMS 701S Simulation Laboratory Practicum I  4.0
    Elective Courses  
    Select a minimum of 9.0 credits from the following: 9.0
    MSMS 503S Biostatistics in Healthcare Literature  
    MSMS 504S Principles of Assessment: Measurement Theory, Assessment Principles, & Tools  
    MSMS 505S Standardized Patient Course  
    MSMS 507S High Fidelity, Low Fidelity, and Task Trainers  
    MSMS 508S Interprofessional Education  
    MSMS 511S Patient Safety and Simulation  
    MSMS 600S Adult Learning in Healthcare  
    MSMS 801S Capstone  
    MSMS 802S Capstone Project Implementation  
    MSMS I899S MSMS Independent Study  
    Total Credits 19.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Four-year bachelor's degree, nursing degree program or equivalent with a preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Experience in health care and a demonstrated commitment to the field
    • Successful completion of a background check and professional license verification

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Official release of any standardized tests, such as GRE or MCAT (if taken)
      • If you have not taken any standardized tests, you are not required to do so. However, if any tests have been taken you are required to submit an official release.
    • Essay of 500-1000 words explaining your participation and exposure relating to simulation, as well as your research goals
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2019-2020 is $1165 per credit.

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2019-2020 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Fall 2019

    August 19, 2019

    December 13, 2019

    Spring 2020

    January 6, 2020

    May 1, 2020

    Summer 2020

    May 11, 2020

    July 31, 2020

    Apply today for the Medical and Healthcare Simulation Certificate

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