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Part-time Master's Degree Program

Part-time Master's Degree Program

Part-time Master's Degree Program for Health Care Workers or Faculty

The Master of Arts in Bioethics is obtained under the School of Graduate Studies’ graduate study Plan B. The degree is completed with 30 credit hours. The program is very flexible and the degree can be earned in a maximum of 5 years time.  The School of Graduate Studies requires a student be consecutively enrolled in Fall and Spring semesters in order to maintain part-time student status.   Students beginning the program in the Fall of 2018 or later, will complete an additional 3 credits to the scenarios outlined below.  Students beginning Spring of 2018 will fall under the 27 credit hour requirement for the degree.  Please email Michelle L. Champoir-Burke with any questions, MLN10@case.edu.

‌Many institutions offer tuition reimbursement for employees who pursue a graduate degree.  Below are some of the local area institutions and links to their tuition benefits:

Case Western Reserve University

Limit Per Term Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) – 6 credit hours fall and spring; 3 credit hours summer
Three-fourths time (28-37.4 hrs/wk) – 4.5 credit hours fall and spring; 2.25 credit hours summer
Half-time (18.75-27.9 hrs/wk)- 3 credit hours fall and spring; 1.5 credit hours summer
http://www.case.edu/finadmin/humres/benefits/education.html

Cleveland Clinic

http://clevelandclinic.org/total-rewards/mybenefits.clevelandclinic/documents/2017/2017-OH-Non-Staff-Benefits-Summary.pdf

cleveland clinic chart

After completing twelve months of employment, you are eligible to receive tuition reimbursement after satisfactorily completing approved courses. EdAssist Help Desk at 877.410.6927 Reimbursement is based on:

 

  • Status (full- or part-time)
  • Nursing or non-nursing
  • Type of degree

 

University Hospitals

For More Information

Contact the HR Service Center at 1-877-471-7522 for eligibility and program details.

Eligibility

To be eligible for tuition reimbursement, you must:

  • Be a regular full-time or part-time employee and maintain that status through date of reimbursement
  • Obtain manager approval at the time of initial application top

How the Program Works

The program provides reimbursement for educational coursework leading to a two- or four-year degree that upon completion can commonly be utilized at University Hospitals after graduation.

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http://www.uhwellness.org/life-tuition.html#4
 

Metrohealth Medical Center

 
 
2 Year sequence (Fall, Spring, Summer)   
 SCENARIO 1  SCENARIO 2  SCENARIO 3 
 Fall 2016 
 Foundations in Bioethics I - 6 credits  Foundations in Bioethics I - 6 credits  Foundations in Bioethics I - 6 credits
 Clinical Rotation - 1.5 credits  Clinical Rotation - 1.5 credits  
     
 Spring 2017 
 Foundations in Bioethics II - 6 credits  Foundations in Bioethics II - 6 credits  Elective 1 - 3 credits
 Clinical Rotation - 1.5 credits  Clinical Rotation - 1.5 credits  
     
 Summer 2017  
 Elective 1 - 3 credits  Elective (optional)  Elective 2 - 3 credits
     
 Fall 2017  
 Elective 2 - 3 credits Elective 1 - 3 credits  Clinical Rotation - 1.5 credits
  Elective 2 - 3 credits  Elective 3 - 3 credits
     
 Spring 2018 
 Elective 3 - 3 credits Elective 3 - 3 credits  Foundations in Bioethics II - 6 credits
  Elective 4 - 3 credits  Elective 4 - 3 credits
     
 Summer 2018  
 Elective 4 - 3 credits  Elective (optional)  Clinical Rotation 2 - 1.5 credits 
     
3 Year sequence (Fall, Spring, Summer)   
 SCENARIO 1  SCENARIO 2  SCENARIO 3 
 Fall 2016 
 Foundations in Bioethics I - 6 credits Elective 1 - 3 credits Foundations in Bioethics I - 6 credits
     
 Spring 2017 
 Clinical Rotation - 1.5 credits  Elective 2 - 3 credits Elective 1 - 3 credits
    Clinical Rotation - 1.5 credits
 
 Summer 2017  
 Elective (optional)  Elective (optional) Elective (optional)
 
 Fall 2017  
 Elective 1 - 3 credits  Foundations in Bioethics I - 6 credits Elective 2 - 3 credits
 
 Spring 2018 
 Foundations II - 6 credits Elective 3 - 3 credits Foundations II - 6 credits
 
 Summer 2018  
 Elective 2 - 3 credits Clinical Rotation - 1.5 credits Elective (optional)
 
Fall 2018
Clinical Rotation - 1.5 credits Foundations in Bioethics II - 6 credits Elective 3 - 3 credits
    Clinical Rotation 1 - 1.5 credits
 
Spring 2019
Elective 3 - 3 credits Elective 4 - 3 credits Elective 4 - 3 credits
 
Summer 2019
Elective 4 - 3 credits Clinical Rotation - 1.5 credits Elective (optional)
 
4 Year sequence (Fall, Spring, Summer)   
 SCENARIO 1  SCENARIO 2  SCENARIO 3 
 Fall 2016 
 Foundations in Bioethics I - 6 credits Elective 1 - 3 credits Foundations in Bioethics I - 6 credits
 
 Spring 2017 
 Clinical Rotation - 1.5 credits  Elective 2 - 3 credits Elective 1 - 3 credits
 
 Summer 2017  
 Elective (optional)  Elective (optional) Elective (optional)
 
 Fall 2017  
 Elective 1 - 3 credits  Foundations in Bioethics I - 6 credits Elective 2 - 3 credits
 
 Spring 2018 
 Foundations II - 6 credits Elective 3 - 3 credits Foundations II - 6 credits
 
 Summer 2018  
 Elective (optional) Elective (optional) Elective (optional)
 
Fall 2018
Clinical Rotation 2 - 1.5 credits Foundations in Bioethics II - 6 credits Clinical Rotation 1 - 1.5 credits
 
Spring 2018
Elective 2 - 3 credits Elective 4 - 3 credits Elective 3 - 3 credits
 
Summer 2018
Elective (optional) Elective (optional) Elective (optional)
 
Fall 2019
Elective 3 - 3 credits  Clinical Rotation 1 - 1.5 credits   Clinical Rotation 1 - 1.5 credits
 
Spring 2020
Elective 4 - 3 credits  Clinical Rotation 2 - 1.5 credits  Elective 4 - 3 credits
 
Summer 2020
Elective (optional)  Elective (optional)  Elective (optional)
 

*Students will select electives in consultation with his/her faculty adviser. Electives must enhance an understanding of issues in the field of bioethics and must be relevant to the student’s academic interests and goals.

Leave of Absence form is located at the following site: http://case.edu/gradstudies/current-students/forms/