The Medicine, Society and Culture Concentration

The Medicine, Society and Culture concentration of the Bioethics and Medical Humanities master’s degree is an innovative, interdisciplinary initiative designed to provide students the opportunity to explore aspects of health and illness from multiple perspectives. 

Scholars, policymakers, caregivers and patients all increasingly recognize the complex interplay of factors that affect actual well-being as well as our understanding of the concept. At the individual, family, community, national and global level, influences ranging from religion and history to psychology and economics all can play prominent roles in whether people live or die, become sick or recover, accept treatment or avoid it, and so forth.

This one-year, 27-credit program allows students to structure their studies to align with their intellectual interests, and at the same time master foundational concepts involving Bioethics, Medical Humanities, and Medicine Society and Culture.