Medical Ethics & Humanities Graduate Program

Medical Ethics & Humanities Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions about the program. To learn the answers to these questions, click on the plus sign or the question text to expand the dropdown. Questions and answers have been grouped under the following topics: Admissions, Financial Aid, Curriculum and More Information.


How do I apply?

Applications to the Medical Ethics and Humanities program are submitted through the GradCAS application system.

When should I apply?

Applications to the Medical Ethics and Humanities program at NEOMED must be completed by:

    • Spring Admission: November 30
    • Summer Admission: April 30
    • Fall Admission: July 16

What are the application requirements?

Applicants will need:

  • To have earned a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university
  • To have maintained an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0
  • To hold up-to-date licensure, in the case of practicing professionals
  • To exhibit a strong desire to enroll in ethics and humanities coursework
  • To complete a NEOMED online admissions application, including payment of the application fee
  • To submit a personal statement; single spaced, minimum one page, not to exceed three pages that answers: Why are you an ideal candidate? Why do you want to earn a degree/certificate in Medical Ethics and Humanities?
  • To submit official transcripts from all institutions you have taken courses at. This includes both undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • To submit a letter of good academic standing (applicable to students and residents; letter must be sent by academic institution/residency director)
  • To submit one letter of recommendation from previous or current faculty, mentors, or colleagues (Letter must not come from family members or friends, or from educators/mentors prior to your undergraduate education)


Application requirements are also listed here.

When will I find out the decision regarding my application?

Decisions are made as complete application packages are submitted. A complete application package includes each of the items listed here. Application review and admission decisions may take up to three business weeks from the date of complete application package submission.

If accepted to the program, when would classes begin?

Classes for the Medical Ethics and Humanities program will begin:

  • Spring Admission: Early January
  • Summer Admission: Early June
  • Fall Admission: Late August

Financial aid

What is the cost of the program?

The Medical Ethics and Humanities program costs $638 per credit hour, with an additional $11 per credit hour for out of state students. For credit hour information, visit the Medical Ethics and Humanities Curriculum Webpage.

Should I submit by FAFSA prior to applying to the program?

An applicant’s FAFSA can be submitted prior to application but it is not required to be completed before hand.


Where can I find a list of required courses for the program?

Curriculum information can be found on the Medical Ethics and Humanities Curriculum webpage.

More information

How can I learn more about the program?


College of Graduate Studies
Phone: 330.325.6499

Medical Ethics & Humanities

College of Graduate Studies