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2182 USD/credit
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About

The Bioethics program from Columbia University prepares students to address these challenges through an innovative learning experience featuring live webinars, multimedia, and collaborative course activities.

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Overview

Increasingly, practitioners in medicine, law, and research must understand and make decisions on complex ethical and moral dilemmas related to advances in biology, biotechnology, and biomedicine. Solutions require specialized and cross-disciplinary knowledge spanning ethics, law, society, culture, public policy, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and even language.

At a Glance

  • The specially designed online curriculum gives a sophisticated analysis of the historical, philosophical, legal, social scientific, and practical aspects of bioethics.
  • Courses focus on key areas including the history and philosophy of bioethics, clinical ethics, research ethics, law and bioethics, and neuroethics.
  • Courses are offered online and are available in both credit and noncredit versions, making it possible for students around the world to study with distinguished leaders in the field.
  • Students who complete four or more courses with a 3.0 (B) or better in each course are awarded a Certification of Professional Achievement in Bioethics  from  Columbia University .
  • Students are required to maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (B). Every course creditable toward the certification must be taken for a letter grade. Courses with a grade below a C will not count toward the completion of the certification. Students may also apply to the program and take individual courses without pursuing a certification.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy of Bioethics
  • Introduction to Clinical Ethics
  • Global Ethics
  • Research Ethics

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $95.00 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. currency)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Statement of academic purpose (500 to 750 words)
  • Your résumé
  • Video Essay
  • Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2182 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2182 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2182 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2182 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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