The Master of Arts in Bioethics and Science Policy program at Duke University will provide a foundation in the history, philosophy, legal, social, and theoretical approaches to bioethical analysis, as well as in science and health policy. Another distinctive feature of the program is the option for students to select a topical area in which to concentrate their advanced studies. These concentrations represent existing or emerging areas of knowledge that pose complex questions about the relationship between science, ethics, and society. The three pre-designed concentrations are Genomics, Neuroscience, and Public Impact and Engagement.
Students may also design an independent concentration with program faculty. In addition to coursework, each student will complete a capstone project under the guidance of a faculty mentor: either an in-depth research paper, or a field placement to gain practical experience (“practicum”), with a written report analyzing the experience and integrating concepts learned in the program. The capstone project is designed to demonstrate that a student has acquired extensive knowledge of current thinking in bioethics; has collected, synthesized, and reflected on these issues; and has developed competence in scholarly writing.
Situated within the Science & Society initiative at Duke, the Master of Arts in Bioethics and Science Policy and the broader initiative offer a host of workshops and programs to deepen student understanding of the field, help students consider career options, and connect students with leaders in bioethics and science policy and with other departments on campus.
These extra-curricular offerings include:
- Science & Society Dialogs
- Distinguished Speaker Series
- Science Communication
- Science Policy Tracking
- Joint workshops with other Duke entities
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- Law, Research, & Bioethics
- Clinical Bioethics & Health Policy
- Contemporary Issues in Bioethics & Science Policy
- Science, Law, & Policy
- Electives for concentration
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesBiology Philosophy & Ethics View 223 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United States
- Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
- Statement of Purpose
- Three recommendations
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
- English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results
- Interview and/or a video introduction
- Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University
International57900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 12 months.
National57900 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28950 USD per semester during 12 months.
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