Online Certificate in Catholic Clinical Ethics

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

4-Month Program

Fall Semester

14 Credits

Full-Time or Part-Time

Fully Online

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.

As a joint program between the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University and the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America, students are given access to faculty, staff, and academic and career resources at both institutions.

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Certificate vs. Master’s

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Why a Certificate 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.