Master of Arts in

Bioethics & Science Policy

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2024 Enrollment Deadlines

Applications will open in late August 2023 on the Duke Grad School Website
Spring 2024 (January 2024 start) – MA and JD/MA Applications are due October 2, 2023
Fall 2024 (August 2024 start) – MA and MD/MA applications are due January 11, 2024 (Early Action) and March 14, 2024 (Regular Admissions)
Fall 2024 Rolling Admission (August 2024 start) – MA applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through May 31st, 2024.

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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
  • Statement of Purpose (Why do you want to study Bio/Tech Ethics & Science Policy at Duke)
  • 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, tech ethics, 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 either the Biosciences, Bioethics, and Science Policy; or Technology Ethics and Policy. 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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