Online Programs

Welcome to the intersection of online education, innovation, and ethics, where the expertise and evidence of academia joins the impact of the workplace.

Penn Medical Ethics and Health Policy’s Online Education courses are designed for professionals seeking expertise in health care innovation and ethics to inform their own work. Options range from on-demand continuing education or lifelong learning to an intensive, cohort-based master’s degree in Health Care Innovation.

Medical Ethics and Health Policy Online Education Courses

MEHP Online Education translates faculty expertise into high-quality, engaging courses in innovation and ethics.

Our students and alumni apply sharpened skills, deeper knowledge, guided practice, and vibrant connections to their own work in health care.
Our multidisciplinary curriculum, the strength of our faculty, and our student network make us unique.


Our interdisciplinary faculty transform health care by crafting policy, shaping behavioral interventions, improving operations, and driving innovation. They also improve health care innovation by teaching students and professionals like you.

Whether you are learning in the Graduate Certificate or the Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI) program, you will gain skills and knowledge in multiple facets of innovation and leadership from faculty across the University of Pennsylvania, including the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School.

  • Aaron Hopkins

    Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most inhumane.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said this in 1955 and not much has changed since then. Crisis breeds innovation, but it should not always have to. Varied experiences, perspectives, and approaches are the real impetus for innovation, and we should encourage everyone to equip themselves with the knowledge and tools to improve the health of patients everywhere.

    Aaron Hopkins Manager, U.S. Digital Innovation Hub, Novo Nordisk
  • Steven Joffe, MD, MPH

    Researchers and members of study teams must understand the ethical norms and regulations governing research with human participants. Penn’s online educational programs, developed by world leaders in human research protections, will provide individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to conduct research that satisfies the highest ethical and regulatory standards.

    Steven Joffe Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Kate Liebelt

    Innovation is everyone’s responsibility, and the health care industry presents so many opportunities to problem solve. Students, early professionals, middle managers, and seasoned executives have unique perspectives, experiences, and skills to bring to the innovation table. 


    Kate Liebelt Executive Director and Chief of Staff to the Head of R&D, Organon
  • Ravi Parikh

    Artificial Intelligence will transform health care. Using AI strategically and responsibly can offer better health care for all.

    Ravi B. Parikh Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania

Enjoy Flexibility in Our Medical Ethics and Health Policy Online Programs

To help innovators like you grow, we offer various convenient online programs. Our MOOC and continuing education courses can be taken for free, on demand.
If you want to earn a Graduate Certificate or Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI), continue working while you complete courses. Balance coursework with your personal and professional life.

MEHP Online Outcomes

Most of our MHCI students are full-time working professionals. With the skills, confidence, and credibility they gain in our online education courses, many obtain new jobs or acquire special responsibilities related to innovation. In fact, over 50 percent of our alumni report advancement in their careers.

MOOCs will help you expand your professional expertise, and continuing education courses may be eligible for continuing education credit toward your professional license.

Find the Right Online Education Program for You

Are you ready to start your online education with a Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI)? Looking for continuing education courses to help you stay current in your career? Get started today.