Graduate Certificate in Bioethics

Degree Awarded: 
Graduate Certificate
  • To learn more about the faculty and staff of the Bioethics Program, click here.
  • To see Jefferson College of Health Sciences Catalog, with the Bioethics Graduate Certificate section beginning on page 192, click here.

Jefferson College of Health Sciences-Radford University Graduate Certificate in Bioethics

The jointly administered Jefferson College of Health Sciences-Radford University Graduate Certificate in Bioethics is designed for working health care and biomedical professionals, such as physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, patient advocates and patient representatives, risk managers, hospital administrators, health care attorneys, and others. The goal of the educational program is to provide students with the ethical competency needed for ensuring patient safety, building community trust, and supporting best practices in the expanding fields of healthcare, medicine, and biomedical research.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the Jefferson College of Health Sciences-Radford University Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Bioethics Program, students will be able to analyze and resolve ethical problems, support decision-making dialog, participate meaningfully in ethics committee activities and consultation services, and help develop institutional policies in clinical, research, public policy, and educational settings.

To view the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics curriculum, click here.

Admission Requirements: 

Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or its equivalent, with a grade point average of at least 3.0 overall and at least a 3.0 in the student’s major.  There is no specific major requirement, but applicants with bachelor’s degree earned in disciplines outside the humanities, social sciences, human sciences, and health sciences may be required to demonstrate their ability to do graduate work in bioethics. Applicants are required to submit an application and fee, official transcripts, two letters of reference, current curriculum vitae or resume, and a personal statement concerning their interest in earning the bioethics certificate.

To find links to the online application and other information about applying to Jefferson, click here.

Other Information: 
Gainful Employment

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For Additional Information Please Contact:

Courtney Watson, Ph.D.
Program Director and Associate Professor of English
Humanities & Social Sciences Program
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
101 Elm Avenue SE
Office 927
Roanoke, Virginia 24013
(540) 985-9935