Hofstra University Bioethics Center

Certificate in Clinical Bioethics

Course Description

The nine-month program teaches bioethics through the lens of medicine, law and narrative.  Alongside academic coursework, the course incorporates a clinical skills component that will allow course participants to learn- and be assessed in- clinical competencies in preparation for real-life consultations in medical settings. Upon completion of the program participants will have the critical tools needed to analyze and assess ethics cases, participate in ethics consultations and serve on hospital ethics committees. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate in Clinical Bioethics.

For additional information about the course, or the Bioethics Center, please visit us at the Bioethics Center site or visit the Certificate in Clinical Bioethics Application page.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a current resume or CV and a completed application form (available as a PDF on our website) via the Certificate in Clinical Bioethics Application page.

New for Spring 2020

Who Should Apply

Our students include physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, clergy, hospital administrators, lawyers, judges, law and medical students, and other professionals who would benefit from a foundation in clinical bioethics.


Tuition for the nine-month Bioethics Certificate Course is $6900.00.

Payment Plans Available! Please contact Student Financial Services at 516-463-8000 or go to Payment Plans.

Continuing Education Credits

The cost of the program includes both Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Medical Education credits.