Masters in Bioethics
Students can get an MA in bioethics (MA in philosophy with a concentration in bioethics) or a Graduate Certificate in bioethics from the IUPUI Philosophy Department. These degrees prepare students to do further work in bioethics, including research, education, and service (e.g. serving on an ethics committee). Those pursuing the MD, JD, or MPH can get a Combined Degree with the MA in bioethics (MD/ MA; JD/ MA, or MPH/ MA). Students pursuing a PhD in another field can receive a Doctoral Minor in bioethics.
The MA program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours and can be completed in 1-2 years, or 1 year if being pursued as a combined degree (MD/ MA, JD/ MA, or MPH/ MA). Applicants for the MA program should specify that they are interested in the bioethics concentration, rather than the general MA degree in philosophy.
Students in the MA program in bioethics can apply to be a Graduate Assistant in the IU Center for Bioethics, which provides tuition, health insurance, and a stipend. MA students can also apply for the Myles and Peg Brand Fellowship in Bioethics which provides $10,000 to pursue a scholarly project.
Three of the current faculty of the IU Center for Bioethics received their MA in bioethics from IUPUI. (Dr. Mary Ott, Professor Jane Hartsock, and affiliate faculty Dr. Brandon Brown)
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MA Program / Combined Degree Program / Graduate Certificate / PhD Minor