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 asynchronous short-term professional development to an intensive, cohort-based master’s degree in Health Care Innovation.


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 interdisciplinary faculty transform health care by crafting policy, shaping behavioral interventions, improving operations, and driving innovation. And by teaching.

  • Dean Ted Ruger

    I hope students will take away from my course an appreciation of the incredible complexity of our health care system, and the ways in which shifting patterns of laws and regulations have structured the medical delivery system we have today. Law and medicine are deeply intertwined, and legal rules and institutions have done much to shape our current health care system. As we work toward health care reform, legal institutions have a similar role to play in streamlining and improving the way in which care is delivered in the United States.

    Theodore W. Ruger Dean, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • Ezekiel J. Emanuel

    Physicians, nurses, managers, policymakers, consultants, and others are urgently trying to transform the health care system. Through these online educational programs, they will be able to create and implement patient-centric and efficient models of care.

    Ezekiel J. Emanuel Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania
  • Neha Patel, MD, MS

    Training the next generation of health care leaders must include not only introducing them to the areas of opportunity, but also providing them with knowledge and skills to help us improve our current healthcare system

    Neha Patel Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, 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

Sign up for the Master of Health Care Innovation virtual info session on March 14.  Sign up today