Online Certificate in Catholic Clinical Ethics
Equip yourself to apply philosophical and medical principles in an ethical reasoning process using Catholic moral theology.
3 Month Program
Full-Time or Part-Time
The Certificate in Catholic Clinical Ethics prepares students to apply philosophical and medical principles in an ethical reasoning process from Catholic moral theology perspective. The core courses build the foundation in the philosophy of medicine, applying ethical reasoning, and case analysis.
Courses are taught by faculty from the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America and the Department of Medicine and Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center. Students are given access to faculty, staff, and academic and career resources at both institutions.
List of core & elective courses for the certificate program can be found here.
Example full-time and part-time student course schedules are available.
Certificate vs Master's
What are the differences between the Master's and Certificate programs?
Why a degree in Catholic Clinical Ethics?
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 a Catholic healthcare system.