The Graduate Certificate in Bioethics provides a flexible and convenient option for advancing the bioethics knowledge in an asynchronous format. Bioethics, by its nature, is a subject that crosses traditional boundaries between academic disciplines. The certificate is an introductory option into the study of Bioethics, providing foundational education opportunity for working professionals in the fields of healthcare. This 12-credit certificate provides a gateway option into the pending approval of a Master of Arts in Bioethics.
The Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism's mission is to provide leadership in bioethics research, education, practice and public engagement.
We strive to prepare students to provide respectful, humane patient care, to address current ethical problems in health care through research and discussion and to engage with providers, patients, and families to resolve their ethical conflicts.
We use relevant medicine, law, moral reasoning, literature, drama and art to inform students about ethical issues and prepare them to empathize and communicate compassionately.
College of Medicine, Phoenix
Phoenix Campus - Phoenix
GRE scores are not required.
International Students please visit the Graduate College website on English Proficieny Requirements.
The Department does not currently offer any department level financial support, including Graduate or Teaching Assistantship (GA or TA). Please visit the Graduate College website for to explore possible funding opportunities.
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. Please refer to the UA Registrar's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
ETH 500 Foundations of Bioethics, 3 units
ETH/LAW 515 Healthcare Ethics, 3 units
ETH 572 Current Controversies in Bioethics, 3 units
ETH 501 Biomedical Ethics and Global Corruption, 3 units
ETH 502 Humanities, Ethics, and health: A Global Perspective, 3 units
ETH 503 Biomedical Ethics and the Law, 3 units
ETH 504 Applying Key Moral Theories to Issues in Global Ethics, 3 units
ETH/PHPM 608A Public Health Law and Ethics, 3 units
ETH/RELI 506 Religious Diversity in Healthcare: Intercultural Training, 3 units (starting Fall 25)
ETH 520 Ethics Consultations: The How’s and Why’s, 3 units
ETH 506 Chronicle of Medical Ethics: Past & Present, 3 units
ETH 521 Narrative Medicine in Narrative Ethics, 3 units
ETH 522 Controversies of Life and Death: The beginnings and ends, 3 units
ETH 516 Pediatric Ethics, 3 units
ETH 517 Ethics and the Arts, 3 units
ETH/LAW 575 Clinical Research Ethics, 3 units
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.