Groundbreaking New Master of Science Degree in Bioethics at the University of Mary in Final Development

The University of Mary announces the development of a new graduate degree program in bioethics, offered in partnership with the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC). We are now accepting inquiries for our inaugural class, anticipated to receive their degree in May 2016.

The bioethics program will explore many of today’s most pressing issues in health care ethics, and is ideal for undergraduates pursuing careers in health care; graduate students in fields including medicine, law, business, and public affairs; as well as health care professionals concerned with bioethical medicine.

Enrollment Requirements for the MS in Bioethics

Register for NCBC Certification Program in Health Care Ethics

To qualify for the bioethics graduate degree program at U-Mary, you must enroll in the certification program of the NCBC.

The first module of this flexible, online course begins September 1, 2014, so interested students should contact us for more details right away!

While students are completing the certification program with the NCBC, the University of Mary is working with experts at the NCBC and a world-class advisory committee to finalize curriculum development for a launch of the year-long course of study, to begin May 2015. Contact us for more details!

Request more information about the
Bioethics Master of Science degree program

  Dr. Karen Rohr at 701.355.8113
  Email: [email protected]

About the NCBC Certification Program

The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) certification program ( is designed to aid dioceses, hospitals, and ethics committees in applying the Catholic moral tradition to challenging contemporary issues in health care. The University of Mary will offer 12 graduate credits to students who complete the NCBC certification modules. To receive graduate credits, you must also attend a weekend Bioethics Intensive session in one of three locations, including an option here on our campus in Bismarck, North Dakota.

We will host our two-day Weekend Bioethics Intensive session Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, giving an overview of bioethics in the Catholic tradition, presented by speakers from the NCBC.