The Catholic Clinical Ethics Master's program and Certificate program prepare leadership at Catholic healthcare institutions to address complex social and ethical issues in healthcare, clinical treatment, genetics, biotechnology, and policy within the framework of the Catholic moral tradition and teaching.

The Catholic healthcare system is projected to lose approximately 70.6% of its ethicists over the next few years, creating an urgent need to train ethicists. The Catholic Clinical Ethics programs produce graduates trained in the Catholic tradition of ethical reasoning on medicine and health and ready to step into Catholic healthcare system.

Master's Program

30 credits in 12 months

Build your foundation in Catholic moral theology and the ability to apply philosophical and medical principles in an ethical reasoning process.

Certificate Program

14 credits in 1 semester

Equip yourself to apply philosophical and medical principles in an ethical reasoning process using Catholic moral theology.





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This innovative program will advance Catholic health care’s leadership in providing high quality, compassionate care by preparing highly trained professionals who can address complex changes in biotechnology and clinical treatments in light of human dignity and the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. We are pleased to provide CHA members with this distinctive opportunity for advanced professional development in partnership with Georgetown University Medical Center and The Catholic University of America. 

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Catholic Health Association of the United States

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