Master of Arts in

Bioethics & Science Policy

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2021 Enrollment for MA and MD/MA Applicants

Oct 1, 2020 – Spring Enrollment Application Deadline
Jan 31, 2021 – Fall Enrollment Priority Admission Deadline
March 19, 2021 – Fall Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis through May 31, 2021.

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In order to apply to the MA, please ensure that you have completed and submitted the following (note: prospective joint JD/MA students, click here):

  • A degree from an accredited four-year university
  • Duke Graduate School’s Online Application form
  • The GRE or MCAT tests are OPTIONAL through the Fall 2022 recruitment cycle
  • The MA supplemental questions, which you can download here and upload with your Graduate School application:
    • Describe and analyze an issue or dilemma in bioethics or science policy that you find interesting and challenging. Please limit your response to a maximum of 1200 words.
    • What are your career goals, and how do you think this program will help you achieve them? Please limit your response to a maximum of 600 words.
    • The MA program offers the opportunity to concentrate in Genomics, Neuroscience, Public Impact & Engagement, or an independent concentration. Please indicate if you have an interest in concentrating and if so, which area(s) you are considering. Your response is not binding and is for planning purposes only.
  • Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional recommendations are allowed)
  • Transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (International applicants only)
  • Duolingo English Test (International applicants only)

For more information on the application process, please visit the Duke University Graduate School.

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