Due to COVID-19:
GRE/GMAT standardized testing requirements will be optional for all “Masters” programs.
This waiver only applies to the Fall 2020 entering class
International students are still required to submit passing scores on the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE tests in order to meet the English language proficiency requirement.
We are always available for one on one online consultation.
About the Program
Humanizing healthcare is the mission of the Medical Humanities program at Drew University. The curriculum melds academic inquiry with real-world experience to prepare students for careers throughout the healthcare industry. Students participate in practicums at hospitals, non-profits, and other healthcare organizations throughout the greater New York City region. Close faculty mentorship guides graduate students through rigorous research and practical experience, which prepares them for careers as healthcare professionals and advocates.
Master of Medical Humanities (33 credits)
Requires the completion of ten courses plus thesis. Five courses (Introduction to Medical Humanities and Humanism, Bioethics, Introduction to Medical Narrative, Medical Anthropology, and Masters Practicum/Internship) are required. The five remaining courses are taken as seminar electives. All Master of Medical Humanities students must prepare a three-credit thesis of 50-75 pages.
Students in the Master of Medical Humanities complete 33 credit hours from Medical Humanities listings, as well as approved courses from other Drew programs.
I. Required Courses (18 credits)
MDHM 799 - Introduction to Medical Humanities
MDET 801 - Biomedical Ethics
MDNR 802 - Introduction to Narrative Medicine
MDSM 830 - Medical Anthropology
MDHM 900 - Clinical Practicum
MDHM 906 - Research Design and Methodology
II. Electives (12 credits)
Choose from existing Medical Humanities courses, as well as courses from the Caspersen School or Theological School with approval of the advisor.
III. Thesis (3 credits)
MDHM 990 - Master’s Thesis Preparation
Start Terms: Fall
Deadline: Rolling Admissions
For M.M.H., a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Completed application form
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
Essay response/writing sample
Two letters of recommendation
$35 Application fee
We invite you to join Drew’s international community of global citizen students from dozens of countries around the world.
The idea of studying in another country is exciting. We know that it also might feel overwhelming, but we are here to help you through the process. Much of the information you’ll need is here, but never hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need more support.
Supplemental Application Requirements
Provide Supporting Application Materials
In addition to submitting all specific program application materials, international students need to provide additional documents that will help evaluate your candidacy for admission.
TOEFL or IELTS Scores
International applicants whose first language is not English and who have received their Bachelor’s degree from a foreign university, even if English was the language of instruction, must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. The Data Analytics program has minimum requirements: TOEFL – 80 with 18 subscores/IELTS – 6.5 with 6.0 subscores. These scores must be current within 2 years of the semester you are applying to.
Use Code 2193, Department 21
Applicants that have completed a previous degree at an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction may request a waiver.
Applicants are encouraged to have international transcripts evaluated from a NACES member credential evaluation service organization.