Graduate Academic Programs in Healthcare Ethics

All Healthcare Ethics and Catholic Healthcare Ethics programs include academic courses and clinical ethics rotations or internships. Students may study full-time or part-time. Part-time students must take a minimum of two courses each fall and spring semester. Typically, courses are taught in the afternoon and evening.

The courses are designed with a focus on research competencies. This will better facilitate the writing of dissertations.

News & Events

This summer, the Center for Healthcare Ethics led students on a three-week summer abroad trip to India about research ethics in global health, with an emphasis on social justice and global diversity. It included local hospital visits, learning about the healthcare system and palliative care programs, and seeing medical research institutions like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. They also took excursions to Agra and Jaipur. #DuqAbroad 🇮🇳

Current Student Resources
Current Student Academic Resources

Click here for the current Student Academic Resouces page - a comprehensive guide for all student resources from start to finish.

This page includes the Academic Handbook, Course Syllabi & Descriptions, HCE Events Calendar, Dissertation resources & more!

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Our Center

Healthcare ethics is an interdisciplinary field in a globalized context that engages clinical, organizational, professional, and research issues related to medicine, science, law, policy, social science, and the humanities.

The Center for Healthcare Ethics is part of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University, having offered degree programs in healthcare ethics since 1993.

The Healthcare Ethics academic program trains scholars and professionals in the field of health care ethics. In addition to academic courses there are clinical ethics rotations and internships that provide Mentored Apprenticeships in Ethics Consultation supervised by our faculty. It also sponsors lecture series, networks and affiliations that bring together thought-leaders in healthcare ethics to work internationally on issues of importance.

Visit the Center For Healthcare Ethics website