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 Fall 2018 term through August 1st.


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:

  • BEHL 401 Clinical Bioethics (3 credits)
  • BEHL 404 Biomedical Ethics and the Law (3 credits)
  • BEHL 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:

  • BEHL 401 Clinical Bioethics (3 credits)

and, at least one of the following:

  • BEHL 402 Justice and Health Care Ethics (3 credits)
  • BEHL 404 Biomedical Ethics and the Law  (3 credits)
  • BEHL 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:

  • BEHL 401 Clinical Bioethics (3 credits)

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

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

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

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

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Key features of our online graduate degree programs in bioethics...

  • 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.
  • Our program is committed to diversity and inclusivity.
  • Very high retention rate.

Accredited and ranked...

  • 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 among the top 100 national universities, emphasizing social mobility, research and service.
  • US News ranks Loyola among the top 50 Best Value Colleges.

Flexible distance learning program...

  • Convenient, reliable and rigorous distance education for working professionals.
  • Our master's degree and certificate programs can be completed entirely online.
  • Our optional summer blended courses offer face to face interaction with fellow students and faculty.  (Only 2-3 days on campus required.)

Participation in the professional bioethics discourse...

  • Our students, graduates and faculty routinely publish their work and present at national meetings.

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