Unrestored Thinker against gold fall leavesThe Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Health Care Ethics is a 33 credit-hour program, consisting of seven required core courses and four electives.

The core courses provide essential grounding in ethical theory and the foundations of bioethics, current controversies in health care ethics, and the social and political context of health care decision-making; participation in hospital rounds emphasizes the practical realities of clinical ethics, and a capstone seminar integrates program courses with each other and with students’ experiences during their time with the program.

Electives from the Schools of Law, Medicine, Public Health, and Social Work, as well as from the Arts and Sciences departments of History, Pan-African Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies round out and diversify the content of the program.

Use of the Kentucky TeleHealth Network and video conferencing equipments allows our students live participation from remote sites throughout the Commonwealth, and nationwide. Contact us if you are interested in completing this degree from somewhere other than Louisville, KY through our distance education option!


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