Loyola University Chicago

Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy

Bioethics Certificates


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Bioethics Certificates

Format: Online

Program Description:

In addition to the Master's degree (M.A.) and professional doctorate degree (D.Bioethics) programs, we also offer four-course online and blended graduate certificate programs in:

  • Clinical Bioethics
  • Bioethics & Health Policy
  • 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.

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.

Bioethics & Health Policy

The online certificate in Bioethics & Health Policy requires a total of twelve (12) credits.

Catholic Healthcare 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.


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

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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