Loyola University Chicago

Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy

Dual Degree MA/MD in Bioethics & Health Policy


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Dual Degree MA/MD in Bioethics & Health Policy

Format: Online

Program Description:

We offer a high quality dual degree program for medical students of the Stritch School of Medicine who wish to also be trained in bioethics. This degree prepares the student for clinical ethics roles within health-care systems and enables the student to make bioethics part of their conceptual or empirical research portfolio.

Key Features of the Program:

  • Enables completion of MA simultaneous with conferral of MD degree.
  • Students receive course credit (two independent study courses) toward the MA degree from relevant ethics assignments in medical school classes (Patient Centered Medicine).
  • Online courses provide greater flexibility for busy medical students.
  • The online environment facilitates interaction and collaborative learning with experienced physicians and clinicians from across the country.
  • Students have ready access to Neiswanger faculty.
  • Tuition scholarships toward the MA coursework are available.


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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