Graduate Certificate in Health Ethics

The Department of Health Management and Informatics in partnership with the MU Center for Health Ethics offers a Graduate Certificate in Health Ethics, which may be completed completely online or through articulation with graduate or professional coursework in either the residential or executive modes

The health ethics certificate prepares students to understand the ethical issues clinicians face in healthcare services delivery. It is important for managers to know the real-world issues faced by physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Examples are decision-making capacity, informed consent, end of life care, and patient information confidentiality.

While there are multiple educational offerings which may result in certificate acquisition, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours from the approved list below.

Required Courses - 6 credits

  • HMI 7564: Health Ethics Theory
  • HMI 8565: Healthcare Ethics

Elective Course Options - 6 credits

  • HMI 7567: Health Organizational Ethics
  • HMI 7566: HIPAA, Social Media, and the Ethics of Health Information
  • HMI 8574 - Health Care Law
  • HMI 8575 - Health Policy and Politics
  • LAW 5615 - Health Care Law: The Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • LAW 5380 - Bioethics Seminar
  • INT_MED 6515 or HMI 8515 - Problems in Medical Ethics and Clinical Ethics Consultation Practicum

For course descriptions, see Current students may check MyZou for up-to-date schedule information.

For plan of study and tuition information, please contact Margaret Rossano,

For application information, please contact Veronica Lemme,

Click here to apply.