At Loyola Marymount University, we balance a challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum with a commitment to social justice. Students grow to be fulfilled in their own lives and careers, while involved in the communities around them. We welcome all spiritual, cultural and ethnic experiences.
The graduate programs in bioethics at Loyola Marymount University are distinct programs of study leading to a Master of Arts degree or a Graduate Certificate in Bioethics. The programs seek to provide graduate educational opportunities that will enable students to reflect systematically on contemporary issues in bioethics and healthcare principally through the prism of the intellectual heritage of the Roman Catholic philosophical and theological tradition.
The programs also seek to promote an awareness of social justice in the delivery of healthcare.
The Master of Art in Bioethics program is multidisciplinary and encourages learning and thinking from an interdisciplinary perspective, and it fosters the critical analysis of bioethical topics through the interplay between moral theory and medical practice.
The Graduate Certificate in Bioethics offers graduate studies to prepare healthcare professionals (e.g. physicians, nurses, clinical social workers, pastoral care personnel, hospital administrators, etc.) to serve on a medical center bioethics committee. The Program is also intended to prepare individuals to deal with the complexities of bioethical issues arising in clinical practice and to become leaders in decision-making about bioethical problems in their respective institutions.