Case Western Reserve University

12 months
65476 USD/year
65476 USD/year
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The graduate Bioethics program of Case Western Reserve University is designed to provide advanced training in bioethics and medical humanities for students and professionals who anticipate encountering ethical issues in the course of their primary careers.


The 30 credit-hour degree can be earned full-time in one year or part-time in up to three years. Core courses are taught by department faculty and are scheduled so that part-time students can continue their professional responsibilities while completing the degree.

The Bioethics program of Case Western Reserve University provides students with a firm understanding of the intellectual content of the study of bioethics, bioethical literature, medical humanities, and the underlying philosophical arguments and empirical assumptions that inform these areas. Students are taught to understand the institutions, structures, and contexts of health care and the ethical issues that arise in medical practice. They are trained to identify and analyze a range of clinical ethics issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Bioethics
  • Clinical Ethics Rotation
  • Mental Illness and Bioethics in Film and Literature
  • Society, Religion, and Bioethics
  • Ethics, Law and Health Research
  • Foundations of Medicine, Society and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

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30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application, with the nonrefundable application fee of $50.00.
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses taken for credit.
  • Graduate and/or undergraduate degree verification, which can be posted on the academic transcript or certified by the academic institution from which the degree(s) has been awarded.
  • Three letters of recommendation from former professors or other persons familiar with the applicant's ability and probable performance as a graduate student.
  • Results of one of the following standardized tests: GRE, MAT, MCAT, LSAT, or the GMAT.
  • Statement of Objectives.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    65476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32738 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    65476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32738 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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