12 months
5708 USD/module
5708 USD/module
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The Bioethics program of University of Pennsylvania is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the renowned Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy.


The Bioethics program of University of Pennsylvania gives students broad exposure to the full range of topics and issues in contemporary bioethics, drawing on the expertise of our distinguished faculty and visiting fellows.

The Penn Master of Bioethics program is one of the nation's premier programs for bioethics education, attracting exceptional students from both the US and abroad. The program admits highly accomplished professionals who work in the bioethics-related fields of medicine, nursing, law, dentistry, social work, genetic counseling, regulatory affairs, public policy, veterinary medicine, and industry, as well as outstanding students in other professional degree programs at the University of Pennsylvania.

The MBE is designed for the following audiences:

  • Mid-career and senior health care professionals, including lawyers, physicians, nurses, health care administrators, pharmaceutical employees, social workers, those working in public policy or regulatory affairs, dentists, veterinarians, research associates, other allied health professionals, and other practitioners and teachers who wish to expand their area of competency to include bioethics;
  • Students already enrolled or admitted to a Penn graduate or professional degree program, such as medicine, law, nursing, or a PhD program, who want to combine bioethics with their primary training;
  • Post-baccalaureate students with a special interest in the field who plan further graduate study in law, medicine, humanities, or social sciences. This degree is not sufficient training for job placement.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Clinical Bioethics

  • Conceptual Foundations in Bioethics

  • Rationing

  • Research Ethics

  • Clinical Ethics

  • Research Topics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We have rolling admissions, so you may submit your application at any time.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Professional applicants will be evaluated on the applicant's professional record and on the extent to which the MBE degree complements the applicant's career and future professional growth.
  • Post-bacclaureate students must have a 3.5 GPA.
  • We don't require standardized tests.

Tuition Fee

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    5708 USD/module
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  • National

    5708 USD/module
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    Based on the tuition of 5708 USD per module during 12 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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