Medical Humanities (Master of Arts)
Creighton University’s Master of Arts in Medical Humanities provides students who are interested in healthcare a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of health, illness, suffering, and care. Rooted in Jesuit values, the program examines how health-related concepts are shaped by cultural, spiritual, political, and economic practices.
A graduate education in medical humanities is more than just a degree – it’s an opportunity to draw on the wisdom of individuals who are experts in humanities and social sciences, including literature, history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, sociology, ethics, religious studies and the arts. The broad application of disciplines helps students uncover the enduring questions about the human experience of medicine and healthcare practice. With an emphasis on critical reflection and the development of personal and professional discernment, the program prepares students to enter professional or academic careers that focus on the care of others.
“You will not leave this program unchanged. This is an opportunity to explore enduring questions related to health, illness, caregiving, disability, and mortality in a way that reveals not only the complexities of healthcare but also the human condition.”
—Nicole Piemonte, PhD | Co-Program Director
A master’s in medical humanities is designed not only for students who intend to pursue health-related careers, but also for students interested in examining larger questions about suffering, mortality, care, and justice. Whether you are applying to a medical or health profession school, or are interested in a career in academia, you will graduate with the ability to apply the perspective of medical humanities to your work.