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Bioethics/Medical Ethics

79 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
397 Master's Degrees Annually
#74 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Bioethics/Medical Ethics Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many bioethics/medical ethics graduations there were in 2020-2021 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 401
Graduate Certificate 143
Bachelor’s Degree 79
Doctor’s Degree 32
Undergraduate Certificate 6
Basic Certificate 2

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Bioethics/Medical Ethics?

79 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
89% Percent Women
42% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major is dominated by women with about 89% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of medical ethics majors is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 7
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 39
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Medical Ethics, too. About 1.3% of those with this major are international students.

Online Bioethics/Medical Ethics Programs

In 2020-2021, 57 schools offered a medical ethics program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 1 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 28 3
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 35 3
Post-Master’s 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 6 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 1

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to medical ethics.

Major Number of Grads
Medical/Health Humanities 281
Health Professions Education 29
Health Professions Education, Ethics, and Humanities (Other) 3
Arts in Medicine/Health 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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