Welcome to Saint Joseph’s University’s M. A. in Health Care Ethics, a program designed to prepare individuals for the complex and growing field of biomedical ethics. The program seeks to encourage learning and thinking from an interdisciplinary perspective and to foster a critical analysis of bioethical topics through the interplay between moral theory and medical practice. Health care professionals are confronted with numerous complex ethical dilemmas they may not be prepared to handle. Therefore, it is imperative those in the field be trained to understand the principles of ethics and how it can be utilized in decision-making. Many faculty members serve as ethics consultants to several hospitals within the Philadelphia area, making our program one of the few in the country that combine theoretical and clinical elements with an emphasis on the clinical dimension.

For more information about the program, download our brochure.

Watch our latest archived Virtual Open House (Webinar) on the program.

For questions, please contact:

Mark C. Aita, S.J., M.D.
Director, M.A. in Health Care Ethics