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 contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Master of Health Ethics program website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

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:



course, thesis


MHE: 2 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

February 1 for Fall admission


MHE: $12,000

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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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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000