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2023 Best Bioethics/Medical Ethics Master's Degree Schools

28 Colleges in the United States
401 Master's Degrees
If you plan on getting your master's degree in bioethics/medical ethics, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #267 in the country in terms of popularity. This means you won't have too much trouble finding schools that offer the degree.

College Factual reviewed 28 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for master's degree seekers in the field of bioethics/medical ethics. Combined, these schools handed out 401 master's degrees in bioethics/medical ethics to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Bioethics/Medical Ethics School for Your Master's Degree

Best Bioethics/Medical Ethics Master's Degree Schools The medical ethics master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality medical ethics program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to bioethics/medical ethics students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other bioethics/medical ethics students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized bioethics/medical ethics related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for bioethics/medical ethics students working on their master's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Bioethics/Medical Ethics Master's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Bioethics/Medical Ethics in the United States

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in bioethics/medical ethics.

10 Top Schools for a Master's in Medical Ethics

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
40 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a master's degree in bioethics/medical ethics needs to look into University of Pennsylvania. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in bioethics/medical ethics from University of Pennsylvania

#2

Duke University

Durham, NC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
14 Annual Graduates

Duke University is a wonderful decision for individuals interested in a master's degree in bioethics/medical ethics. Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in bioethics/medical ethics from Duke University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
37 Annual Graduates

Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the best schools in the country for getting a master's degree in bioethics/medical ethics. Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a master’s in bioethics/medical ethics from Columbia University in the City of New York

#4

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
34 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in bioethics/medical ethics has to look into Harvard University. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the medium-sized city of Cambridge.More information about a master’s in bioethics/medical ethics from Harvard University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
42 Annual Graduates

Case Western is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Cleveland.More information about a master’s in bioethics/medical ethics from Case Western Reserve University

#6

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
6 Annual Graduates

Northwestern is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Evanston.More information about a master’s in bioethics/medical ethics from Northwestern University

#7

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
12 Annual Graduates

Johns Hopkins is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Baltimore.More information about a master’s in bioethics/medical ethics from Johns Hopkins University

#8

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

Wake Forest University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the midsize city of Winston-Salem.More information about a master’s in bioethics/medical ethics from Wake Forest University

#9

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the large suburb of Loma Linda, Loma Linda University is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population.More information about a master’s in bioethics/medical ethics from Loma Linda University

#10

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Pittsburgh, Duquesne is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population.More information about a master’s in bioethics/medical ethics from Duquesne University

Bioethics/Medical Ethics by Region

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Bioethics/Medical Ethics is one of 4 different types of Bioethics/Medical Ethics programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Medical Ethics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Medical/Health Humanities 49
Health Professions Education 10

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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