Bioethics, M.A. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
12 months
42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
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Bioethics from University of Pittsburg affords students the opportunity to observe ethical issues as they arise in clinical practice and to pursue in-depth research. Course work allows students to combine study in ethical theory, philosophy, history of medicine, cultural and gender studies, health law, public health, and the social sciences.  


Bioethics from University of Pittsburg curriculum includes core courses, electives, clinical practica, and the MA thesis project. The degree is intended primarily to complement and enhance other graduate or professional education, although some students pursue the degree immediately upon graduation from college.


 Designed for clinicians, lawyers, and students of the humanities and social sciences, the program emphasizes the philosophical foundation of bioethics. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Bioethics
  • Bioethics and Law
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Anthropology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application form.
  • $75 application fee.
  • Digital scans of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official transcripts are not required during the application process. Applicants who are accepted will be required to submit certified transcripts when they accept the offer of admission and matriculate.
  • Three letters of recommendation. The most informative letters of recommendation comment on the applicant’s critical reasoning ability and writing skills.
  • A personal statement of reasons for entering the program and goals for study within it.
  • A writing sample, preferably a paper that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to construct an argument in support of a claim related to a topic in bioethics, ethics, philosophy, or some other field of the humanities.
  • The Dietrich School will accept the Duolingo English Test as an alternative to TOEFL and IELTS from international student applicants.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 12 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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