MA students’ backgrounds vary widely. Some students earn another degree (such as medicine) at the same time; some are enrolled in the Duke JD/MA program; some are mid-career professionals returning to school to specialize, alter their career paths, or deepen their skills in this area; and some are undergraduates seeking to increase their knowledge and employment opportunities.
The MA in Bioethics & Science Policy seeks a diverse student class. Students with different work histories, experiences, academic backgrounds, career goals and perspectives strengthen the student experience and the program in general.
You apply on-line through the Duke Graduate School. Click here for application requirements. Please also download and complete the MA Supplemental Questions and upload them with your Graduate School application. The questions are also below:
Click here if you are interested in applying to the joint JD/MA program.
Our applicants generally submit GRE scores. However, there are several exceptions:
Our priority deadline for fall admission is January 31. The deadline for general admissions is March 31, with rolling admissions through May 31 as space allows.
The deadline for spring admission is October 1.
We do not require an interview, but we offer a Skype interview upon request. Students applying for scholarships are encouraged to request an interview.
We are committed to making the MA program accessible to all qualified candidates, and Duke offers both merit-based and need-based scholarships. Contact the Graduate School for information about need-based scholarships and loans, and contact our office for more information about scholarships.