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Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Case Western Reserve University

12 months
50750 USD/year
50750 USD/year
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The Bioethics and Medical Humanities program of the Case Western Reserve University emphasizes the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of the field.

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About the Program

Since 1995, the Bioethics and Medical Humanities program of the Case Western Reserve University has provided advanced training in bioethics for students and professionals who will encounter bioethical issues in the course of their primary careers. In 2017, we formally incorporated medical humanities into the program.

Bioethics and Medical Humanities Master's students/colleagues have the opportunity to work closely with department faculty in their specialty areas while completing the Master's degree in less than one year (full-time).

Vibrant and Diversified Learning Environment

Students will learn from nationally- and internationally-renowned multidisciplinary faculty with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, philosophy, law, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, public health, and history.

Students experience unique clinical rotations at four major academic medical centers to better understand applied bioethics in a hospital and at the bedside.

Concentrations in research ethics and medicine, society, and culture allow students to take a deeper dive in more specific areas within bioethics and medical humanities.

Short term study abroad gives students the opportunity to gain an appreciation for an international diversity that is critical to students of bioethics and medical humanities around the world, and can be an illuminating intellectual experience.

Find your fit in Bioethics & Medical Humanities!

CWRU’s Master’s in Bioethics and Medical Humanities is designed especially for many types of students:

  • Recent undergraduates who plan to work in healthcare, research, or academia and are interested in bioethics and medical humanities.
  • Pre-health students who wish to strengthen their medical school, physician assistant, anesthesia, clinical psychology applications while also enriching their eventual training in healthcare with a grounding in critical ethical issues and perspectives.
  • Pre-law students who hope to better understand the connection between ethics, humanities, and law as a way to enhance a law school application.
  • Graduate students in fields such as medicine, science, business, law, public affairs, anthropology, literature, humanities, or journalism who wish to combine their training with the study of bioethics and/or medical humanities.
  • Healthcare professionals or those in related fields, such as law, medicine, and nursing, who wish to enhance their skills and problem-solving abilities concerning bioethical issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioethics
  • Clinical Ethics Rotations
  • Medicine, Society, and Culture
  • Research Ethics and Regulations
  • Research Ethics Journal Club

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Transcripts: Include school-issued unofficial transcripts, scanned and uploaded for all colleges or universities attended.
  • Resume/CV
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required. A professor who can attest to your academic or professional experience is recommended to write one or more of these recommendations. The online application will request recommenders' contact info for electronic submission
  • Statement of Purpose: In one to two pages, address your interest in bioethics & medical humanities and how you hope to utilize this program in your career path
  • Application Fee: Pay the $50 application fee upon submission of your application
  • Test Scores (Optional): Self-report and upload your test-taker copy of the GRE, MAT, MCAT, LSAT, DACT, or GMAT score report.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25375 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    50750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25375 USD per semester during 12 months.


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