Health Ethics

Why Health Ethics @ Memorial?

The Master of Health Ethics degree program will help students develop the skills needed to identify and analyze ethical issues in health care and in the life sciences, and to propose solutions to these issues as they arise in the clinical, research, and policy contexts. Students will gain a basic knowledge of the functioning of the health system and will have the opportunity to design and carry out a research project.

Description of program

  • MHE – The MHE program is designed to be completed in four semesters of full time study, and consists of three options: 1) thesis, 2) non-thesis, capstone project, and 3) non-thesis research papers.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to connect with a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Master of Health Ethics program website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search application to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MHE – Bachelor's degree (minimum 75% average) and an undergraduate philosophy course with substantial ethics content (e.g., Philosophy 2040: Moral Philosophy at Memorial University)


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Program Information
Degrees Offered:



thesis, research papers, capstone project (subject to approval)

Duration (Full-time students):

MHE: Variable, 1-2 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

February 1 for Fall admission


MHE: Two scholarships per year worth up to $12,000/ year for two years.

More funding information

Tuition (NL students):

MHE: $635-$953/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MHE: $826-$1,239/semester

Tuition (International students):

MHE: $1,074-$1,611/semester

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