Certificate vs Master of Arts

Two Great Program Options

In both programs, each course is offered online one evening per week for 12-14 consecutive weeks beginning in the last week of August for the fall semester. Students participate together in online discussions at the same time and night each week to optimize learning and allow for robust interaction between faculty and students.

CertificateMaster of Arts
1 semester
(Fall, Spring)
12-month program
(Fall, Spring and Summer)
14 credits30 credits
3 core courses6 core courses
1 elective course3 elective courses
Portfolio projectCapstone portfolio project
Fully onlineAll courses are online except the Practicum
Ideal for:
Ethics committee members
IRB members
Professionals with backgrounds in ethics, pastoral care, religious studies, or health policy
Individuals interested in expanding their knowledge base in bioethics
Ideal for:
Ethicists for healthcare systems
Ethics consultants
Vice presidents
Directors of ethics committees
Executives focused on mission