Overview of MSB: Policy Course Requirements
Proseminar in Health and Human Values (One week in summer)This introductory one-week intensive seminar is taught by bioethics scholars from across the United States. The proseminar introduces students to the field, acquaints them with computer-based education, and affords them the opportunity to meet their professors and fellow students in person.
Core CoursesSix core courses are required:
- Health Care Policy
- Biomedical Ethics
- Bioethics and the Law
- Medicine and Social Justice
- Bioethics Policy Foundations
- Public Health Ethics
Elective CourseOne elective course is required. Options include courses in empirical research methods in bioethics, research ethics, reproductive ethics or clinical ethics.
Online PracticumThe Practicum provides invaluable opportunities for students to put theory into practice. The online practicum is taught workshop-style and emphasizes case studies and exercises that require students to apply the theoretical knowledge they have gained in the Program to cutting-edge policy challenges.
Three-Term Master’s ProjectStudents complete a significant project, paper, or initiative to investigate a specific area of bioethics policy or to recommend or implement changes in policy or practice.
Capstone SeminarDuring this one-week, on-site seminar, students demonstrate their mastery of the skills taught in the Bioethics Program.
Sample SchedulesMSB in Policy 3 Years
MSB in Policy 2 Years
MSB in Policy 1 Year (Full Time)