Tuition, Scholarship & Financial Support


Tuition for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Reynolda campus, forms the cost basis for the Bioethics Graduate Program and is set at standard rates for each academic year. The forms of institutional financial support described below are presented as percentages of tuition so that they can adjust with a student’s level of enrollment.

Rates noted above are for tuition expenses only. Costs for books and other learning materials and fees and living expenses for full-time students are not included. For an estimate of these expenses, see the Graduate School Financial Aid Office.

Financial Support & Scholarships

Financial support for the Bioethics Graduate Program at Wake Forest University is available through institutional and federal sources. Applicants are encouraged to explore all avenues available to them for financial support.

Institutional Financial Support

Because the Bioethics Graduate Program at Wake Forest University is highly selective and intentionally small, we offer generous institutional financial support. Institutional financial support is awarded on a rolling basis, so early application is highly encouraged.  To ensure full consideration for institutional financial support, complete applications should be submitted by March 15 for fall admission and by November 1 for spring admission.  Applicants will be considered for institutional financial support after that time, but funds are limited.

Students who receive substantial tuition assistance from an employer, scholarship or other institutional source will be considered based only on any funds remaining after applications from unsupported students are considered. Applicants who will receive financial support from an employer or other institutional source should notify the Admissions Committee by sending an e-mail to

Bioethics Scholarship

As of the spring 2012 semester, all admitted students who are not receiving significant financial support from an employer or other institutional source will receive the Bioethics Scholarship.

Pro Humanitate Scholarship

In addition to the Bioethics Scholarship, a small number of select applicants will be awarded a Pro Humanitate Scholarship. Named in honor of Wake Forest University’s motto, Pro Humanitate (“in service to humanity”), this scholarship is awarded based upon available funding and student merit.

Research Scholarship

Depending upon available resources, a small number (1-3) of research scholarships may be available. Research Scholarships are typically awarded to full-time students only.


All scholarships are awarded for a 1-year period for fall enrollees and for 1 semester for spring enrollees. Scholarship renewal depends upon available funds in subsequent years. In order to receive scholarship funding, students must remain in good academic standing according to the guidelines outlined in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Bulletin. When scholarships are awarded, it represents the sum total scholarship of those listed here.  Institutional financial assistance typically is not available for summer courses.

Federal Financial Support

For degree-seeking students, financial support also is available in the form of ordinary student loans under terms generally available to all graduate students (described here). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for students seeking federal financial aid. For information concerning federal financial aid, please see Wake Forest Financial Aid. Federal financial aid is only available to persons in a degree-seeking program.

Wake Employees

Wake Forest employees and their spouses/domestic partners are encouraged to contact their respective Human Resources Departments to determine eligibility for the tuition concession benefit.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Contact Human Resources

(336) 716-4718

Bioethics Graduate Program

 (336) 716-1499


Wake Forest University
PHS-525@Vine Building
3rd Floor, Suite 310
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Center for Bioethics, Health & Society

(336) 758-4256


Wake Forest University
B313 Tribble Hall
P.O. Box 7332
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Bioethics, Humanities & Medicine Minor

(336) 758-4256

Wake Forest University
B313 Tribble Hall
P.O. Box 7332
Winston-Salem, NC 27109