12 months
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2428 USD/credit 92264 USD/year
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About

Narrative Medicine at Columbia University is an interdisciplinary field that brings powerful narrative skills of radical listening and creativity from the humanities and the arts to address the needs of all who seek and deliver healthcare. 

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Overview

It enables patients and caregivers to voice their experience, to be heard, to be recognized, and to be valued, improving the delivery of healthcare. This evolving transdisciplinary field of enquiry addresses issues of structural inequality and social justice in healthcare.

Key Features 

  • The Master of Science in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University prepares health professionals, writers, and scholars to apply the skills and values of narrative understanding to improve outcomes for both patients and caregivers. 
  • It offers a rigorous and in-depth study of close reading of creative texts, illness and disability narratives, narrative ethics, philosophy, creative writing, and other perspectives. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Close Reading: Giving and Receiving Accounts of Self
  • Applied Writing in the Narrative Medicine Context and Beyond
  • Illness and Disability Narratives: Embodiment, Community, Activism
  • Self and Other in the Clinical Encounter
  • Qualitative Methods & Research 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Credits

38 SCH

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Student insurance

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Your Résumé
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic purpose (max  750 words)
  • Evidence of promise in the field of narrative medicine
  • Video Essay
  • An Admissions Interview
  • Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency
  • International students must fulfill visa requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    92264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    92264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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