The M.S. in Health Care Ethics consists of 33 credit hours. All students complete the 30 hours of Core Courses and select a minimum of one 3 credit-hour elective. Offered in an online format with no required residency, all courses are offered as eight-week modules. Since the program will target working professionals, most students will be part-time, taking only one course per eight-week term. Students who take one course each term will complete the program in two years. Near the end of their coursework, students design a Practicum experience to analyze a particular group, population, policy, or structure that raises significant concerns about vulnerability and develop a practical plan for responding to the identified ethical issue or problem in a constructive manner. The Capstone course will allow students to integrate insights gained and competencies acquired throughout the program.

Master of Science (MS), Major in Health Care Ethics (33 credits)

Degree Requirements

Core Courses
MHE 600Scholarly Reading and Writing3
MHE 601Health Policy3
MHE 602Research Ethics3
MHE 603Law and Health Care Ethics3
MHE 604Social and Cultural Contexts of Health Care3
MHE 605Philosophical Bioethics3
MHE 606Theories of Justice3
MHE 607Practical Ethics in Health Care Settings3
MHE 608Practicum3
MHE 609Capstone3
Select one of the following:3
Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care
Rescue and Transplantation: Manifestations of Scarcity and Power in U.S. Health Care
Public Health Ethics
Catholic Bioethics
Oral Health Care at the Intersection of Professional and Business Ethics
Independent Study in Health Care Ethics
Total Credits33

Electives will be offered on a rotating basis and subject to adequate minimum student enrollment.