The master’s program in Catholic healthcare ethics focuses on issues of healthcare ethics consistent with the Catholic, Spiritan identity of Duquesne University.
The university is committed to an atmosphere that is open to diversity to celebrate education for the mind, heart and spirit and to cultivate academic excellence, ethically responsible judgment and social justice in a globalized context. You will explore healthcare ethics through lenses such as social justice, the duty to preserve life, end-of-life decisions and the ethics of human reproduction.
Requirements & the Path to Further Study
The program includes a total of 10 courses (30 credits): a graduate-level introduction to ethics course plus nine courses selected from our general healthcare ethics and Catholic healthcare courses. You will choose the nine HCE courses with advisement, according to your interests.
There is no requirement for a thesis or for a comprehensive examination.
Candidates for the master of arts in Catholic healthcare ethics are eligible to receive a Master of Arts Scholarship through the Duquesne University McAnulty College and Graduate School, which can reduce degree costs by 25%.
If, after earning your M.A. degree, you want to move on to the Ph.D. program, 18 more credits will be required, so that 48 total credits have been completed before you may apply for the comprehensive examination.