Medical Ethics Master’s Program

Master of Arts (M.A.) or Graduate Certificate in Medical Ethics & Humanities

Enhance patient, family & community care

Students in the Medical Ethics and Humanities Master of Arts (M.A.) or graduate certificate program will learn to critically examine issues and values relevant to healthcare delivery, research and the healthcare organization. This course of study is ideal for busy medical professionals and students pursuing clinical and community-based work.

Individuals in the healthcare field are often faced with conflicting values, such as differences in opinion between a doctor and patient or the decision to change or deny treatment because of insurance policies. The medical ethics program at NEOMED trains students to evaluate ethical problems with logic, facts and values to determine the best course of action for patient, provider and organization.

Students who pursue this course of study will emerge prepared to make ethical decisions while considering the values of patients, families and practitioners as well as legal implications and medical board requirements.

Application Deadline

Early Deadline: May 1
Final Deadline: June 1

Prerequisite Courses

No prerequisite courses

Entry Term




Program Length

M.A.: 2 years, Graduate Certificate: 9 months

Credit Hours

M.A.: 32 credits, Graduate Certificate: 10 credits

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must:

  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university
  • Maintained an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Hold up-to-date licensure, in the case of practicing professionals
  • Updated curriculum vita (CV) containing contact information, education, employment, scholarly activities, and licensure (if applicable)
  • Personal statement explaining why you wish to pursue the Medical Ethics & Humanities program and how this program of study would further your professional goals (1,500 words maximum)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions that you have taken courses at are required. This includes both undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • One (1) recommendation/evaluation is required to successfully apply for admission. Recommendations/evaluations must be submitted through the online application system.
  • Applicants must be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States to apply. International applicants are ineligible to apply.
  • Current NEOMED students only — A signed letter of good academic standing in your primary program from the Office of the Registrar


Program curriculum
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