Health Care Ethics M.A.

Confronted with numerous complex ethical dilemmas, it is imperative for health care professionals to be trained in understanding ethics principles and how to apply those ethics within decision-making. At Saint Joseph’s University, the M.A. in Health Care Ethics program seeks to prepare individuals for the complex and growing field of biomedical ethics.

Graduates are well-prepared for continued study in a Ph.D. program in bioethics, future publishing opportunities and practice in the bioethics medical discipline. The health care ethics truly fosters its students to contribute invaluable experience and expertise in the health care field.

Earning a master’s degree in health care ethics prepares students to think and learn from an interdisciplinary perspective and to foster a critical analysis of bioethical topics through the interplay between moral theory and medical practice. Many faculty serve as ethics consultants to hospitals local to the Philadelphia area, making Saint Joseph’s University's graduate program one of the few in the country that combines theoretical and clinical elements with an emphasis on the clinical dimension. Students conclude their health care ethics studies with an integrative capstone research paper that is of publishable quality; student research papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals.

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