The 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 tech policy.
Students may design a highly customized curriculum. They can focus their studies on biosciences and/or technology. The program provides frameworks for two subplans: (1) Bioethics and Science Policy and (2) Tech Ethics and Policy. Students are also able to create their own concentration.
About the program
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, and has collected, synthesized, and reflected on these issues.
The Master of Arts in Bioethics & Science Policy resides within the Duke Initiative for Science & Society which offers a host of workshops and programs to deepen student understanding of the field, helps students consider career options, and connects students with leaders in bioethics, tech ethics, and science policy and with other departments on campus.
- Law, Research, and Bioethics
- Clinical Bioethics and Health Policy
- Contemporary Issues in Bioethics and Science Policy
- Science, Law, and Policy
- Electives for concentration
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before
DisciplinesBiology Philosophy & Ethics Public Policy View 362 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
International60220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 12 months.
National60220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 12 months.
Living costs for Durham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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