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|
Medical Ethics appeals to people across the globe. 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
According to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education, students who graduated with a master’s degree in medical ethics have a median salary of $49,700 during the early years of their career. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $49,700 (25th percentile) and $49,700 (75th percentile).
We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to medical ethics so take that into consideration.
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|
Majors Related to Bioethics/Medical Ethics
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to medical ethics.
- 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
More about our data sources and methodologies.