Master of Arts in Medical Humanities
Creighton University

Program Details

Begin a career that focuses on the care of others with these online healthcare degrees.  Rooted in Jesuit values, this program offers a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of:

  • Health 
  • Illness
  • Suffering
  • Care

Emphasizing critical reflection and the development of personal and professional discernment, courses examine larger questions about suffering, mortality, care, and justice. 

All students complete an immersive two-week palliative medicine or hospice care experience, either on campus or near their own town.  Learn to apply the perspective of medical humanities to your work as you gain first-hand knowledge of caring for patients with serious or terminal illnesses.

With roughly half of the credits earned through electives, students are able to customize the degree to meet their needs.  Choose to complete either a thesis or non-thesis degree.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Creighton University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent