Master of Arts, Medical Humanities and Ethics


The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Ethics is an online graduate degree that requires students to complete 30 credit hours of coursework with synchronous and asynchronous elements. The online courses are offered in 8-week terms. Students can progress through the program on a full-time or part-time basis. The length of the program depends on the student's enrollment status.

  • Students who choose the full-time, accelerated option must begin in the Fall semester and can finish at the conclusion of the Summer semester. 
  • Students who choose the part-time, traditional option may begin in any semester and can finish in two years. The part-time option is strongly recommended for students who plan to work full-time while enrolled in the program.

M.A., Medical Humanities and Ethics Requirements: (30 Credits)

Required courses:
MMH 601Introduction to Medical Humanities3
MHE 601Health Policy3
MMH 603End of Life in the Clinical Setting3
or MHE 614 Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care
MHE 604Social and Cultural Contexts of Health Care3
MHE 606Theories of Justice3
MHE 609Capstone3
MMH 794Special Topics in Medical Humanities3
Electives - Choose three courses from the following:9
Scholarly Reading and Writing
Practical Ethics in Health Care Settings
Introduction to Bioethics
Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care
Patient-Centered Consultation
Independent Study in Health Care Ethics
End of Life in the Clinical Setting
Introduction to Community-Based Participatory Research
Ethical Issues in Public Health: A Global Perspective
Public Health Leadership
Introduction to Mixed Methods
Introduction to Conflict Engagement
Conflict Engagement and Leadership
Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Engagement
Total Credits30