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Catholic Clinical Ethics

Georgetown University

12 months
54744 USD/year
54744 USD/year
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Through the Master of Arts in Catholic Clinical Ethics program from Georgetown University core coursework, students develop a strong foundation in Catholic moral theology and the ability to apply philosophical and medical principles in an ethical reasoning process.


Topics covered include healthcare as a vocation, philosophy of medicine, cultural and religious sensitivities, pain/palliative care, mental health, sexual, reproductive and gender ethics, Big Data, neuroethics, organizational ethics, justice and health, Christian anthropology (or, moral anthropology), clinical ethics and the law.

The Program

Electives offer students the opportunity to tailor the program towards their interests on particular bioethical issues relevant to modern healthcare. In the Catholic Clinical Ethics program from Georgetown University, students demonstrate their mastery of critical aspects of ethical reasoning and Catholic Clinical Ethics through the practicum, portfolio and capstone.

As a joint program between Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University and the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America, students are given access to faculty, staff, and academic and career resources at both institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy of Medicine
  • Applied Ethical Reasoning
  • Foundations of Catholic Clinical Ethics
  • Medicine, Health, and the Human Person
  • Applied Catholic Clinical Ethics
  • Advanced Ethical Reasoning in Case Consultation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 4-year Bachelor's degree
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher  
  • Transcript(s)  
  • 3 letters of recommendation  
  • Academic Statement of Purpose  
  • Writing sample  
  • Non-refundable application fee  
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    54744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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