Applications to the Masters in Medical Humanities Program cannot be accepted while the program is pending the State of New York Department of Education approval.

The Masters in Medical Humanities Program is intended for students, trainees and professionals in healthcare disciplines (medicine, nursing, dentistry, social work, and pastoral care), in allied health sciences (occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistants) and graduate students and scholars in humanities disciplines and fields (literature, history, visual arts, anthropology, gender, cultural and religious studies) who want to integrate aspects of medicine and patient care into their academic work and teaching. Candidates for admission to the program must have earned a baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent.

Following program approval from the State of New York Department of Education, applicants must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all previous college and graduate programs
  • Three letters of recommendation from former instructors or employers
  • GRE score not required
  • The $60 application fee is waived

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Division of Medical Humanities & Bioethics
School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Rochester
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 676
Rochester, NY 14642
(585) 275-5800
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