Graduate Programs

U.S. Post-Baccalaureate Programs in Health/Medical Humanities and Bioethics
(Phillip Barrish, Hunter Davidson, Ross Michie-Derrick)

GRADUATE DEGREES
School Program Name Division Degrees Offered Year Started MA/MS Requirements Target Students Link
Albany Medical College Bioethics Alden March Bioethics Institute MS 9 total courses; 6 core courses; 3 elective courses; thesis Diverse http://www.amc.edu/academic/bioethics/grad_programs_master_science_bioethics.cfm
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bioethics Einstein-Cardozo Bioethics Education Programs MS 32 total credits; 6 core credits; 4 thesis credits; 22 elective credits Diverse http://www.einstein.yu.edu/education/bioethics/about-us/core-faculty-staff.aspx
Case Western Reserve University Medicine, Society, and Culture School of Medicine MA 2015 30 total credits; 3 elective courses Mid-career https://case.edu/medicine/msc/about
Clarkson University Bioethics/Research Ethics/Clinical Ethics Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai MS/MS-J.D./MS-MSW/MS-MPH 12 total courses; capstone; practicum Diverse http://bioethics.uniongraduatecollege.edu/academics/graduate/masters-in-bioethics
Columbia University Bioethics School of Professional Studies MS 36 total credits; 6 elective courses; thesis Diverse http://sps.columbia.edu/bioethics
Columbia University Narrative Medicine School of Professional Studies MS 2009 38 total credits; 2 elective courses; practicum/independent study Mid-career http://sps.columbia.edu/narrative-medicine
Creighton University Health Care Ethics Graduate School MS 33 total credits; 3 elective courses Mid-career https://gradschool.creighton.edu/program/health-care-ethics-ms
Dominican University of CA Creative Writing: -Narrative/Poetic Medicine Track Liberal Arts and Education – Graduate School MFA 2017 37 total credits; 4 semesters and 5 residencies Diverse https://www.dominican.edu/mfa
Drew University Medical Humanities Caspersen School of Graduate Studies MA/Doctorate 10-12 total courses; 5-6 core; 5-6 elective; thesis/dissertation Mid-career https://www.drew.edu/caspersen/medical-humanities/
Duke University Bioethics & Science Policy Department of Science and Society MA/MA-JD/MA-MD 4 core courses; 5 elective courses; thesis or capstone Diverse https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/learn/ma/ma-welcome/
Duquesne University Catholic Healthcare Ethics Center for Healthcare Ethics MA/PhD 30 total credits; 10 total courses; 1 core course; 9 electives Diverse https://duq.edu/academics/schools/liberal-arts/centers/center-for-healthcare-ethics/degrees-and-programs/graduate-degrees/masters-degree/catholic-healthcare-ethics
Duquesne University Healthcare Ethics Center for Healthcare Ethics MA/PhD 30-66 total credits; dissertation Mid-career https://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/liberal-arts/centers/center-for-healthcare-ethics/degrees-and-programs/graduate-degrees/masters-degree
Duquesne University Nursing Ethics School of Nursing PhD 47 total credits; comprehensive exams; dissertation Mid-career https://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/nursing/graduate-programs/phd-in-nursing-ethics
Emory Medical School Bioethics Emory Center for Ethics MA 30 total credits; 12 elective credits Diverse http://ethics.emory.edu/mabioethics/curriculum/programrequirements.html
Fordham University Ethics and Society Center for Ethics Education MA 30 total credits; optional practicum Diverse https://www.fordham.edu/info/21413/about_the_ma_in_ethics_and_society
Georgetown University Philosophy (Bioethics Concentration) Department of Philosophy PhD-PhD/JD-MD/PhD NA Diverse https://kennedyinstitute.georgetown.edu/education/graduate/
Harvard Universtiy Bioethics Center for Bioethics Master of Bioethics 36 total credits; 32 classroom credits; 4 capstone credits Mid-career https://bioethics.hms.harvard.edu/education/masters-bioethics
Indiana University Bioethics Concentration Department of Philosophy MA 30 total credits; 18 concentration credits; 6 elective credits Diverse https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/philosophy/pages/graduate-program-folder/index.php#BC
Iowa State University Bioethics Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program MA Invidivualized Couse of Study Diverse https://bioethics.las.iastate.edu/graduate-studies-in-bioethics-at-isu/
Johns Hopkins University Bioethics Berman Institute of Bioethics Master of Bioethics/PhD 64 total credits; practicum; thesis Diverse https://bioethics.jhu.edu/education-training/master-of-bioethics/
Loma Linda University Bioethics School of Religion MA 48 total credits; comprehensive exams; paper & defense Diverse https://home.llu.edu/programs/bioethics-ma
Loyola Marymount University Bioethics Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts MA 30 total credits; 7 core courses; 3 elective courses Diverse https://bellarmine.lmu.edu/bioethics/academics/masterofarts/#
Loyola University Chicago Bioethics Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Healthcare Leadership MA/D. Bioethics 30-57 total credits; 5 core courses; 5 elective courses; capstone Mid-career https://hsd.luc.edu/bioethics/graduateeducation/
Medical College of Wisconsin Bioethics Graduate School MA 1982 30 total credits; practicum; clinical; thesis Mid-career https://www.mcw.edu/education/graduate-school/graduate-school-programs/bioethics/traditional-master-of-arts-in-bioethics
Michigan State University Bioethics, Humanities, and Society College of Human Medicine MA 30 total credits; thesis or research Mid-career https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/ProgramDetail.aspx?Program=2834&PType=DP
New York University Bioethics Center for Bioethics MA 32 total credits; 6 core credits; 22 elective credits; practicum Diverse https://wp.nyu.edu/centerforbioethics/curriculum/
Northeast Ohio Medical University Medical Ethics & Humanities College of Graduate Studies MA 2017 32 total credits; 18 core credits; 6 track credits; 8 elective credits Diverse https://www.neomed.edu/graduatestudies/medical-ethics-humanities/curriculum/
Northwestern Universtiy Medical Humanities and Bioethics Feinberg School of Medicine MA/MD-MA 2006 10 total courses Diverse https://www.bioethics.northwestern.edu/education/ma-students/index.html
Ohio State University Bioethics College of Medicine MA NA Diverse https://online.osu.edu/program/mab
Ohio State University Medical Humanities and Social Sciences Department of English MA 2017 30 total credits; 27 core credits; 3 thesis credits Diverse https://english.osu.edu/ma-mhss
Rush University Health Care Ethics College of Health Sciences MA Core courses; clinical rotations Diverse https://www.rushu.rush.edu/college-health-sciences/academic-programs/health-care-ethics-ma-and-certificate/health-care-ethics-ma-certificate-program-details
Saint Louis University Health Care Ethics College of Arts and Sciences – Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics PhD/JD-PhD/MD-PhD/PhD-MA 60 total credits; dissertation Mid-career https://catalog.slu.edu/colleges-schools/arts-sciences/health-care-ethics/health-care-ethics-phd/
St. Thomas University Bioethics School of Science MS 30 total credits; internship Diverse https://www.stu.edu/science/programs/ms-in-bioethics/
Stony Brook University Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, & Bioethics Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, & Bioethics MA 2011 30 total credits; 4 core courses; 6 elective courses Mid-career https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/bioethics/masters/
Temple University Urban Bioethics Lewis Katz School of Medicine MA 32 total credits; 14 core credits; 15 elective credits; 3 thesis credits Mid-career https://bulletin.temple.edu/graduate/scd/medicine/urban-bioethics-ma/#programrequirementstext
Trinity University Bioethics Graduate School MA 34 total credits; 21 core credits; 9 elective credits; 4 capstone credits Diverse https://graduate.tiu.edu/degree/master-of-arts-bioethics/
University of Louisville Health Care Ethics Department of Philosophy / School of Medicine MA in Interdisciplinary Studies w/Concentration in Bioethics and Medical Humanities 2007 33 total credits Diverse https://louisville.edu/philosophy/academics/graduate/bioethics-program
University of Mary Bioethics Graduate School MS 33 total credits; capstone project Diverse https://www.umary.edu/academics/programs/ms-bioethics.php
University of Minnesota Bioethics Center for Bioethics MA/MA-JD 30 total credits; thesis or capstone Mid-career https://www.bioethics.umn.edu/education/master-arts-bioethics
University of North Carolina Literature, Medicine, and Culture Department of English MA 2014 30 total credits; 18 elective credits; 3 foreign language credits Mid-career https://hhive.unc.edu/litmedcult/
University of Pennsylvania Bioethics Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy – Perelman School of Medicine Master of Bioethics 9 total courses; 3 core courses; 5 elective courses; project Diverse http://medicalethicshealthpolicy.med.upenn.edu/master-of-bioethics
University of Pennsylvania Health Care Innovation Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy – Perelman School of Medicine Master of Health Care Innovation 13 total courses; 7 core courses; 4 lab courses; 2 elective courses Diverse https://www.med.upenn.edu/ethics-and-policy-online/master-of-health-care-innovation
University of Pennsylvania Medical Ethics Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy – Perelman School of Medicine MS 14 total courses; 7 core courses; 3 elective courses; 4 research courses Diverse http://medicalethicshealthpolicy.med.upenn.edu/education-master-of-science-in-medical-ethics
University of Pittsburgh Bioethics Center for Bioethics & Health Law – School of Law; School of Medicine MA-JD/MA-MD 1997 NA Law/Med Students http://www.bioethics.pitt.edu/academic-programs
University of Rochester Medical Humanities School of Medicine & Dentistry MS 2016 32 total credits; 12 capstone credits Diverse https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate/masters/medical-humanities.aspx
University of Southern California Narrative Medicine Keck School of Medicine MS 2020 Diverse https://sites.usc.edu/narrativemedicine/
University of Texas Medical Branch Medical Humanities UTMB Health – Institute for Medical Humanities MA/PhD/MD-PhD 1988 4 core courses; 15-39 elective credits; thesis/dissertation Diverse https://imh.utmb.edu/education/graduate-program
University of Washington Bioethics School of Medicine Deprtment of Bioethics and Humanities MA 40 total credits; 6 elective credits; practicum; project Mid-career http://depts.washington.edu/bhdept/acapro/mabio.html
Vanderbilt University Social Foundations of Health Center for Medicine, Health, and Society MA 2013 30 total credits; 24 course credits; 6 thesis credits Diverse https://www.vanderbilt.edu/mhs/graduate/m-a-program/
Wake Forest University Bioethics Center for Bioethics, Health & Society MA 30 total credits; 24 course credits; 6 thesis credits Diverse http://bioethics.wfu.edu/academic/graduate-programs/masters-of-arts-in-bioethics/
Yale University History of Science and Medicine School of Medicine MA/MD-PhD 7 total courses; 3 elective courses Diverse https://hshm.yale.edu/graduate-studies
GRADUATE CERTIFICATES
School Program Name Division Credential Offered Year Started Requirements Target Students Link
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bioethics Einstein-Cardozo Bioethcs Graduate Education Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities 6 credits Diverse http://www.einstein.yu.edu/education/bioethics/education-programs/certificate-program/
Children’s Mercy Kansas City Pediatric Bioethics Children’s Mercy Center for Bioethics Certificate in Pediatric Bioethics NA Physicians https://www.childrensmercy.org/health-care-providers/bioethics-center/certificate-program/
Clarkson University Bioethics Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Certificate in Bioethics — Health Policy & Law 3 core courses; 1 elective course DIverse http://bioethics.uniongraduatecollege.edu/academics/graduate/bioethics-certificate
Clarkson University Bioethics Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Certificate in Bioethics — Clinical Ethics 4 core courses Diverse http://bioethics.uniongraduatecollege.edu/academics/graduate/bioethics-certificate
Clarkson University Bioethics Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Certificate in Bioethics — Research Ethics 4 core courses; practicum Diverse http://bioethics.uniongraduatecollege.edu/academics/graduate/bioethics-certificate
Columbia University Certification of Professional Achievement Narrative Medicine School of Professional Studies Certification of Professional Achievement 5 online course/1 live workshop Mid-late career https://sps.columbia.edu/academics/masters/narrative-medicine/certification-professional-achievement
Creighton University Health Care Ethics Online Certificate in Health Care Ethics 15 credit hours; 1 core course; electives Mid-Career https://online.creighton.edu/program/health-care-ethics-certificate
DePaul University Bioethics Dept of Philosophy / College of Liberal Arts and Social Science Certificate in Bioethics w/PhD in Philosophy 1 Bioethics course + relevant TA experience Diverse https://catalog.depaul.edu/programs/philosophy-phd/#degreerequirementstext
Drew University Medical Humanities Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Certificate in Medical Humanities 15 total credits; 4 core courses; 1 elective course Mid-Career http://www.drew.edu/caspersen/medical-humanities/
Duke University Medical Humanities School of Medicine Third Year Medical Student Humanities Track Core courses; Research; Thesis Medical Students https://medschool.duke.edu/education/degree-programs-and-admissions/third-year-program/study-programs/medhum
Fordham University Health Care Ethics Center for Ethics Education Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Ethics One year program; core courses; capstone Diverse https://www.fordham.edu/info/24027/certificate_in_health_care_ethics
Franciscan U. of Steubenville Bioethics concentration w/in Philosophy MA Degree Graduate Academics MA in Philosophy w/ Bioethics Concentration 12 credits w/in 30 credit program Diverse https://institutes.franciscan.edu/center-for-bioethics/#philosophy
Hofstra University Clinical Bioethics Hofstra University Bioethics Center Certificate in Clinical Bioethics 9 month program Mid-Career https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/bioethics/bioethics-certificate-clinical-bioethics.html
Indiana University Medical Humanities School of Liberal Arts Certificate in Medical Humanities 15 total credits; 6 core credits; 9 elective credits Diverse https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/mhhs/pages/academic-programs/grad-program.php
Indiana U,-Purdue U(IUPUI) Medical Humanities Medical Humanities & Health Studies / School of Liberal Arts Graduate Certificate and PhD Minor 12-15 credits Diverse https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/mhhs/pages/academic-programs/grad-program.php
Indiana U,-Purdue U(IUPUI) Medical Humanities Medical Humanities & Health Studies / School of Liberal Arts Concentration 3 courses + project Medical Students https://md.mednet.iu.edu/education-programs/scholarly-concentrations/available-concentrations/#medical
Loyola Marymount University Bioethics Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Certificate in Bioethics 12 total credits; 4 core courses Diverse https://bellarmine.lmu.edu/bioethics/academics/graduatecertificate/
Loyola University Chicago Bioethics & Health Policy Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Healthcare Leadership Certificate in Bioethics & Health Policy 12 total credits; two core courses; 6 elective credits Diverse https://hsd.luc.edu/bioethics/graduateeducation/certificate/
Loyola University Chicago Catholic Health Care Ethics Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Healthcare Leadership Certificate in Catholic Health Care Ethics 12 total credits; two core courses; 6 elective credits Diverse https://hsd.luc.edu/bioethics/graduateeducation/certificate/
Loyola University Chicago Clinical Bioethics Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Healthcare Leadership Certificate in Clinical Bioethics 12 total credits; 4 core courses Diverse https://hsd.luc.edu/bioethics/graduateeducation/certificate/
New York Medical College Children with Special Health Care Needs School of Health Sciences and Practice Certificate in Children with Special Health Care Needs 15 total credits NA https://www.nymc.edu/school-of-health-sciences-and-practice-shsp/shsp-academics/certificates/children-with-special-health-care-needs/
Northeast Ohio Medical University Medical Ethics & Humanities College of Graduate Studies Certificate in Medical Ethics & Humanities 10 total credits Diverse https://www.neomed.edu/graduatestudies/medical-ethics-humanities/curriculum/
University of Pennsylvania Health Care Innovation Medical Ethics & Health Policy Online Education Center Certificate in Health Care Innovaiton 4 courses Diverse https://www.med.upenn.edu/ethics-and-policy-online/professional-development
Rush University Health Care Ethics College of Health Science Certificate in Health Care Ethics Core courses; clinical rotations Diverse https://www.rushu.rush.edu/college-health-sciences/academic-programs/health-care-ethics-ma-and-certificate/health-care-ethics-ma-certificate-program-details
Texas Tech University Medical Humanities School of Medicine Medical Humanities Certificate NA Medical Students https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/center-for-ethics/mhcp.aspx
University of Colorado – Denver Health Humanities and Ethics Anschutz Medical Campus Certificate in Health Humanities and Ethics 2014 15 total credits; 6 core credits; 9 elective credits Diverse http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/centers/BioethicsHumanities/hehe/Pages/Requirements.aspx
USC Narrative Medicine Keck School of Medicine
University of South Florida Medicine and Gender School of Medicine Certificate in Medicine and Gender 13 total credits; 6 core credits; 7 elective credits Diverse https://www.usf.edu/innovative-education/graduate-certificates/programs/medicine-and-gender.aspx
U.Texas Health Sciences Center (Houston) Medical Humanities McGovern Medical School – Center for Humanities and Ethics Certificate in Medical Humanities NA Medical Students https://med.uth.edu/mcgovern/programs/medical-humanities/
U. Texas Health-San Antonio (UTSA) Medical Humanities and Ethics UT Health SA Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics Distinction track in Medical Humanities & Ethics Medical Students https://www.texashumanities.org/
Wake Forest University Bioethics Center for Bioethics, Health & Society Certificate in Bioethics 12 total credits; 9 core courses; 1 elective course Diverse http://bioethics.wfu.edu/academic/graduate-programs/graduate-certificates/
Wake Forest University Bioethics Center for Bioethics, Health & Society Certificate in Biomedical Research Ethics 12 total credits; 9 core courses; 1 elective course Diverse http://bioethics.wfu.edu/academic/graduate-programs/graduate-certificates/
Wake Forest University Bioethics Center for Bioethics, Health & Society Certificate in Clinical Bioethics 12 total credits; 9 core courses; 1 elective course Diverse http://bioethics.wfu.edu/academic/graduate-programs/graduate-certificates/

Please send corrections and additions to Phillip Barrish at pbarrish@austin.utexas.edu.