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Graduate Programs

There are a number of graduate programs to help students and professionals understand the moral problems that arise in medicine and the life sciences. This searchable database from the Association of Bioethics Program Directors contains certificate, master’s degree, doctoral, and fellowship programs. It is produced by a crowdsourcing project sponsored by the association.

The Hastings Center maintains a list of master’s and doctoral programs, with links to the programs, below.  Listings does not constitute an endorsement of these individual programs by The Hastings Center. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, but applicants should confirm details with the individual programs.

Graduate programs can submit their listing here.

Master’s Degree Programs in Bioethics

Georgetown University, The Catholic University of America, and the Catholic Healthcare Association of the United States, Certificate in Catholic Clinical Ethics
Master’s Degree in Catholic Clinical Ethics

Stony Brook University
MA in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics

Creighton University
Online Graduate Program in Health Care Ethics

American University of Sovereign Nations
Masters in Bioethics and Global Public Health (MBGPH)

McGill University
Master of Science/Master of Arts/LL.M. with specialization in Bioethics

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Graduate Certificate in Public Health Ethics

University of Toronto
Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Bioethics

Albany Medical College
Alden March Bioethics Institute

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Einstein–Cardozo Masters of Science in Bioethics

Case Western Reserve University
Department of Bioethics

Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Children’s Mercy Bioethics Center

Columbia University, School of Professional Studies
Masters of Science in Bioethics

Drew University
Medical Humanities Program

Duke University
Master or Arts in Bioethics & Science Policy

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
Center for Healthcare Ethics

Emory University
Center for Ethics

Fordham University
Center for Ethics Education, Master’s in Ethics and Society

Harvard Medical School
Center for Bioethics

Hofstra University
Certificate in Clinical Bioethics

Indiana University
Indiana University Center for Bioethics

Iowa State University
Bioethics Program

Johns Hopkins
Berman Institute of Bioethics

Kansas City University
College of Medicine and Biosciences

Kings College
MA Bioethics & Society

Loma Linda University
Master’s Program in Bioethics

Loyola Marymount University
Bioethics Institute

Loyola University Chicago
Online Graduate Program in Bioethics & Health Policy

Medical College of Wisconsin
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Rush University
Department of Religion, Health, & Human Values

Saint Joseph’s University
Master’s in Health Administration – Health Care Ethics

Temple University
Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy

The Ohio State University
OSU Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
OSU College of Medicine

Trinity International University

Clarkson University-Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

University College London (UCL)
MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health

University of Louisville
Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities

University of Leuven (Belgium)
MSc. in Bioethics

University of Montreal
Bioethics Program, School of Public Health

University of Minnesota
Center for Bioethics

University of Pennsylvania
Center for Bioethics

University of Pittsburgh
Center for Bioethics and Health Law

University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Division of Medical Humanities & Bioethics

University of Washington
Department of Bioethics and Humanities

Wake Forest University
Bioethics Graduate Program

Ph.D. Programs in Bioethics

American University of Sovereign Nations
PhD in Bioethics, Sustainability, and Global Public Health

Duquesne University
Ph.D. in Nursing Ethics

KU Leuven University, Belgium
PhD Socio-Ethical Analysis of Standardization in Decision-Making and Communication Patterns of Genomic Test Results

Case Western Reserve University
Department of Bioethics

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
Center for Healthcare Ethics

Georgetown University
Kennedy Institute of Ethics

Johns Hopkins University
Department of Health Policy and Management

St. Louis University
Center for Health Care Ethics

University of Virginia
Department of Religious Studies