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Program Details

Loyola University Chicago offers a highly competitive Doctorate in Bioethics degree for health care professionals. This degree is well suited for individuals who want to acquire a doctorate degree through a flexible hybrid learning program. Graduates of this degree often find employment in hospitals and other healthcare related agencies. Many individuals will later serve on hospital’s ethics committees and do other ethics related work within the health care field.

The Doctorate in Bioethics degree program consists of 57 credit hours. Students must hold a Master’s Degree in Bioethics or Health Care Ethics with a GPA of 3.67 or higher (on a 4.0 scale); 27 credit hours may be transferred from the M.A. Bioethics program into this doctorate program. In addition to the credit hours, students must complete a practicum and a two-semester capstone courses. A Doctoral Capstone gives students the opportunity to write a paper based on their experiences during the practicum. Students must also choose a concentration of study and take 3 courses within their chosen area. The areas that are available for students to choose from include Catholic Bioethics, Organizational Ethics, or Clinical Bioethics. All courses are available online. Prospective students should have basic computer skills in order to complete the program.


Students must have a Master's degree in Bioethics with a GPA of 3.67 or higher.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission