Master of Arts in

Bioethics & Science Policy

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Master of Arts in Bioethics & Science Policy Capstone Project

The capstone project is designed to demonstrate that a student has acquired extensive knowledge of current thinking in bioethics and science policy; has collected, synthesized, reported and critically reflected on these issues; and has developed competence in scholarly writing and procedures.

Duke Summer Capstone Project

Capstone projects can be either:

  • A research paper focusing on a specific subject in bioethics or science policy, including the history and analysis of modern issues related to the subject, or
  • A practicum — a field placement to gain practical experience, with a written report analyzing the experience and integrating concepts learned in the program

Note: Joint JD/MA students generally complete the practicum during the summer. International students may need additional approvals from Duke Visa Services before beginning a practicum.