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We're glad you're considering applying to the program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Louisville.

A photo of the U of L ligature in metal. Found at the Nursing School building.Please familiarize yourself with the requirements listed here and with those of the Graduate Admissions Office.

Feel free to contact the Program Coordinator with any questions.

A .pdf checklist of the materials required is also available for download.


Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester with consideration for Fellowship: February 15
  • Fall semester, all others: July 15
  • Special consideration for spring semester and MD/MA candidates: November 15


Application Materials & Instructions

Every applicant must submit the following material to the Graduate Admissions Office:

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Transcripts from all previous institutions
  • GRE scores (MCAT, LSAT or other scores may be accepted with prior approval)
  • 2 recent letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's academic work

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Personal statement

Your personal statement should address the question: "Why have you decided to pursue an MA in bioethics?" and should be between 2-4 pages (500- 1000 words).


Additionally, we reserve the right to request additional materials as required for admissions decision making. For example current employees of the university will need to furnish an official letter of support for their studies from their direct supervisor.


Mail materials marked with your name, date of birth and either your university issued ID number or your social security ID number to:


Graduate Admissions

School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies>

105 Houchens Building

University of Louisville

Louisville KY 40292




Email documents to:


Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or for whom English is not their first language must submit additional materials.  Details are available from the Graduate Admissions Office.

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