Overview of MSB: Research Course RequirementsStudents complete 12 courses: an intensive summer proseminar, five core courses, three practica, a two-course master’s project, and one elective course.
Proseminar in Health and Human Values (One week in July)This introductory, one-week intensive seminar in bioethics is taught by scholars from across the United States. The proseminar introduces students to the field, acquaints them with the online learning platform and affords them the opportunity to meet their professors and fellow students in person.
Core CoursesStudents take five required core courses:
- Healthcare Policy: The Political and Organizational Context
- Research Ethics I
- Research Ethics II
- Biomedical Ethics
- Bioethics and the Law
Elective CoursesOne elective course is required. Options include courses in empirical research methods, clinical ethics or reproductive ethics.
Online and On-site PracticaPractica provide invaluable opportunities for students to put theory into practice. The online practicum is taught workshop-style and emphasizes case studies and exercises that develop core competencies in research ethics. The weeklong, on-site practicum at Mount Sinai Medical Center provides intensive, hands-on experience in the context of a major medical center.
Three-Term Master’s ProjectStudents complete a project, paper, or initiative to investigate a specific area of bioethics or to recommend or implement changes in policy or practice.
Capstone SeminarDuring this one-week, on-site seminar, students demonstrate their mastery of bioethics and research ethics practice.
Sample SchedulesMSB in RE 3 Years
MSB in RE 2 Years
MSB in RE 1 Year (Full Time)