CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

In addition to the Master's degree (M.A.) and professional doctorate degree (D.Bioethics) programs, we also offer four-course online and blended certificate options in Clinical Ethics, Bioethics & Health Policy and Catholic Healthcare Ethics. Students that wish to matriculate into the M.A. program may apply certificate credit toward the M.A. degree.  Certificate applicants are not required to possess a graduate or professional degree.

Non-Degree Seeking Student Option: Applicants interested in enrolling in one course may do so by applying as a non-degree seeking student. Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree in order to apply as such.

Now accepting applications for Spring 2018 term through January 5th.


CLINICAL BIOETHICS

The blended certificate in Clinical Bioethics provides the foundational knowledge and skills that clinicians need for patient care, to participate meaningfully on an ethics committee or to conduct clinical ethics consultations.  Requires a total of twelve (12) credits.

Completion of nine (9) credits in:

  • BEHP 401 Clinical Bioethics (3 credits)
  • BEHP 404 Biomedical Ethics and the Law (3 credits)
  • BEHP 410 Ethics Consultation Seminar (3 credits)

Completion of three (3) elective credits from our course offerings.

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BIOETHICS & HEALTH POLICY

The online certificate in Bioethics & Health Policy requires a total of twelve (12) credits.

Completion of:

  • BEHP 401 Clinical Bioethics (3 credits)

and, at least one of the following:

  • BEHP 402 Justice and Health Care Ethics (3 credits)
  • BEHP 404 Biomedical Ethics and the Law  (3 credits)
  • BEHP 406 Principles of Health Care Ethics (3 credits)

and, TWO additional elective courses for six (6) credits.

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CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE ETHICS

The online certificate in Catholic Health Care Ethics provides a theological foundation for health-care professionals desiring to engage in ethical questions at the intersection of faith and bioethics.  Requires a total of twelve (12) credits.

Completion of three (3) credits in:

  • BEHP 401 Clinical Bioethics (3 credits)

Completion of three (3) credits selected from the following options:

  • BEHP 402 Justice and Health Care (3 credits)
  • BEHP 404 Biomedical Ethics and the Law (3 credits)
  • BEHP 406 Principles of Health Care Ethics (3 credits)

Completion of six (6) credits selected from the following options:

  • BEHP 409 Religion and Bioethics (3 credits)
  • BEHP 414 Moral Theology for Bioethics (3 credits)
  • BEHP 415 Catholic Bioethics in Clinical Practice (3 credits)
  • BEHP 416 Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice (3 credits)

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KEY FEATURES OF OUR ONLINE GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS IN BIOETHICS

  • Convenient, reliable and rigorous distance education for working professionals. Only top caliber graduate or professional degreed adult learners accepted.
  • Taught by Loyola University Chicago faculty who are dedicated to online education with decades of combined experience.
  • The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
  • U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" and "best values" in its annual publications.
  • Washington Monthly ranks Loyola University Chicago among the top 100 national universities, emphasizing social mobility, research and service.
  • Very high retention rate.
  • Our program is committed to diversity and inclusivity.
  • For those students who are able to devote full-time to the program, the convenience of online learning does offer the possibility to complete the master's degree in as short as one year.
  • Although our masters and certificate programs can be completed entirely online, many students opt to take one of our many blended courses that allow face to face interaction with fellow students and faculty. These blended courses typically require 2-3 days of on campus attendance.
  • Our students consistently participate in the professional bioethics discourse and routinely publish their work and present at national meetings. Click here for an up-to-date listing.

For more information on our online bioethics programs, please REQUEST INFORMATION.  We invite you to join our next online open house webinar.