Types of Degrees Bioethics/Medical Ethics Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many bioethics/medical ethics graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Bioethics/Medical Ethics?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of medical ethics majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||31|
|Hispanic or Latino||28|
Students from other countries are interested in Medical Ethics, too. About 8.3% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:
- Saudi Arabia
Master’s Degree Starting Salary
Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that bioethics/medical ethics students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree made a median starting salary of $49,700 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $49,700 (25th percentile) and $49,700 (75th percentile).
It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to medical ethics.
Online Bioethics/Medical Ethics Programs
In 2018-2019, 51 schools offered a medical ethics program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||1||0|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||1||0|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||6||1|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||1||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||1||1|
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Majors Related to Bioethics/Medical Ethics
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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