Program Overview

Loyola University Chicago offers a degree in Master’s of Arts in Bioethics and Health Policy. This degree program is well suited for health care professionals such as physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, health care administrators, lawyers, researchers, and many more. This program boasts of a highly qualified and readily available faculty from a variety of different disciplines. Graduates often find higher employment opportunities in hospitals and other healthcare related agencies.

The M.A. in Bioethics and Health Policy degree consists of 30 credit hours and can be completed within two to three years. Required courses include Clinical Bioethics, Justice & Health Care, Biomedical Ethics & the Law, and Principles of Health Care Ethics.  In addition to the credit hours, students must complete a Master’s Research Capstone. A Master’s Research Capstone gives students the opportunity to develop a research project and produce a manuscript.

This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students. Students interested should have basic computer skills in order to complete the program. Communication with faculty members and other students during the course may include e-mail, phone, online discussions, or conference calls. Due to the online nature of this program, students should have a reliable internet connection while taking this course.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Loyola University Chicago is a two-year public school located in Chicago, Illinois. LUC was founded in 1870 by the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus as St. Ignatius College. Today, the school is the largest Jesuit University in the United States and is one of the 28 members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The institution is associated with the Roman Catholic Church in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Although the school is primarily Roman Catholic, LUC encourages each person to celebrate their personal faith and to respect and learn from other people of faith within our Loyola community.

    Loyola University Chicago offers associate's, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, certificates of completion at the graduate level, and doctorate degrees. LUC is home to the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Arrupe College
    • Quinlan School of Business
    • School of Communication
    • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    • School of Education
    • The Graduate School
    • School of Law
    • Stritch School of Medicine
    • Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
    • School of Social Work

    Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Online degrees are offered at all levels from most schools.


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