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Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics is obtained under the Graduate School. The degree is completed with 30 credit hours (ten courses). Four core courses, including our capstone course, are required. For the remaining six elective courses, students must take at least four with our Center faculty and may take the remaining two either from our own courses or from select courses across campus that meet the criteria for credit in the program.

For a full list of degree requirements, please see the Graduate School Bulletin here.

Dual Degrees

MD/MA

The joint MD/MA program in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics is designed to be easily completed in 4 years (concurrent with medical school coursework). The MA is 30 credit hours (10 courses), of which 12 credit hours (4 courses) are covered by enrollment in the Scholarly Concentration Program and the MCS curriculum. This leaves only 18 credit hours (6 courses) remaining for students to take during their matriculation at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

 

MSW/MA

The joint MSW/MA program in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics is designed to be completed in 24 months for full-time students (4 semesters plus 2 winters and 2 summers) while part-time students would have up to 5 years (10 semesters, plus winters and summers) to complete the program. All students in the MSW program must complete the Integrated Health specialization. The MA is 30 credit hours (10 courses), of which 6 credits (2 courses) of elective credit is fulfilled by MSW coursework. This leaves only 24 credit hours (8 courses) remaining for students to take during their time in the MSW/MA program.

Additional information regarding the MSW/MA program can be found on the Stony Brook School of Social Welfare website here.

Special Note:
Students in the combined MSW/MA program pay the graduate MSW tuition rate. For more information visit:  https://www.stonybrook.edu/bursar/tuition/