Capture the Meaning & Value of Medicine, & the Art of Healing

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Medical Ethics and Humanities program intends to capture the meaning and value of medicine through clinical ethics training and medical humanities education. This 32 credit hour medical ethics and humanities program program includes foundational coursework and two tracks with a variety of elective work that can be taken at NEOMED or one of our partnering universities.

Earn Your M.A. in Medical Ethics & Humanities

The only university in Ohio where you are offered these two tracks.

Health care students and professionals express a desire to deepen their critical thinking, self-reflection and understanding of the patient’s views.

Opportunity to continue graduate work at Ph.D. level.

How to Apply
Special Requirements

GRE or MCAT scores

Application Deadline

May 1

Who Should Apply?

Students begin the Master of Arts in Medical Ethics and Humanities Program by building a foundation in the medical humanities with theoretical perspectives in ethics. This foundation gives students the tools to critically examine issues and values relevant to health care delivery, research, and the health care organization, as well as the ability to self-reflect, addressing biases and recognizing different viewpoints. All students will be required to participate in a foundations course and a research methods course. Based on students’ interests and career paths, they may choose one of two tracks: medical ethics with an emphasis on clinical ethics, or the medical humanities.

Application Eligibility Guidelines

NEOMED recommends that each Medical Ethics & Humanities applicant:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Up to date licensure, in the case of practicing professionals
  • Be a U.S citizen/U.S. permanent resident (latter must submit documentation of status during application process)

Required Application Materials

Each Medical Ethics and Humanities application should include:

  • Completed online application
  • $90 application fee
  • Updated CV
  • Personal statement; single-spaced, minimum one page, not to exceed three pages that answers: Why are you an ideal candidate and Why do you want to earn a degree in Medical Ethics and Humanities?
  • Letter of Good Academic Standing (applicable to students and residents)
  • One letter of recommendation from previous or current faculty, mentors, or colleagues (Letter should not come from family members or friends, or from educators/mentors prior to your undergraduate education)
  • Standardized tests scores from the either the GRE, or the MCAT


Letter of recommendation and letter of good academic standing cannot be submitted through the online application process and must be submitted directly to the Office of Enrollment Services.