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Master of Arts in

Bioethics & Science Policy

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How can I tailor my education to fit my career goals?

Our goal is to give every student an excellent academic experience. To meet that goal, program faculty and staff will work individually with students to provide advice and mentoring. Upon arrival at Duke, each student will meet with our curriculum director to plan a course of study, select an area of concentration, identify a faculty mentor, and begin thinking about options for a practicum or research paper. For students designing their own concentrations, our curriculum director and faculty mentors will help identify an appropriate set of courses.

What is the curriculum like?

The core curriculum is designed to give students a strong foundation in the history, theory and practice of bioethics and science policy, while the wide range of electives allows students to explore a variety of cutting edge developments. Check out our curriculum page for specific information.

Who teaches in this program?

We have enlisted an amazing group of Duke faculty from all over campus to offer a robust selection of engaging, relevant, and intellectually stimulating core and elective classes.

What is the Duke community like?

Joining Duke means joining a vibrant and active community of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. That diversity and energy is reflected in our campus life and in the lively city of Durham that surrounds us. If you’d like to know more about Durham, click here.

How will an MA in Bioethics & Science Policy help my career?

Our program provides students with a knowledge and skill base to prepare them for a wide variety of jobs, including: researcher, research or hospital administrator, research associate, journal editor, clinical ethicist, investigator, educator, ethics consultant, compliance officer and/or IRB coordinator. The settings for these types of jobs are varied; graduates may find work in hospitals, academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, public health agencies, biotechnology companies, law firms, governmental entities, non-governmental organizations, and other agencies.