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.

  • Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FHM, FACP

    My goal is to provide students with useful methods and practical tools to assist them in transforming the health care system around them—in both small and large ways—with the ultimate goal of improving the care of patients and patient populations.

    Jennifer S. Myers Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
  • George Demiris

    My research focuses on the transformative role information technology can play in the health care of older adults and their families, and the generation of innovative personal health solutions in home and hospice care.

    George Demiris Mary Alice Bennett Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, School of Nursing, and the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine
  • 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
  • Sarah Rottenberg, MA

    Design can transform health care products and systems for the better. Building empathy for stakeholders, developing new ideas for products, services and experiences, and prototyping those ideas can lead to the kinds of innovations that radically improve health care delivery.

    Sarah Rottenberg Executive Director, Integrated Product Design Program, 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.