The many advances in health sciences have resulted in new, complex ethical considerations for individuals, health care professionals, institutions, and other relevant decision-makers. Professionals in public health, prevention sciences, health sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences have relied on the field of bioethics when dealing with controversial issues related to (1) individual vs. community rights, (2) analysis of benefits, harms, risks and costs, and (3) ethical issues in global health research.
You will learn about ethical issues in population health practice, research, and policy. For example, you will examine questions related to individual and community responsibilities during infectious disease outbreaks and man-made or natural disasters. You will consider the ethical implications of various public health practices related to human rights, domestic and international research, resource allocations, security, and genetic/health screenings, as well as other relevant areas.
Students completing the program will receive a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Philosophy, with a concentration in either Bioethics or International Research Ethics.
Through the dual degrees program, the two degrees can be obtained with a total of 60 earned credits, as compared with the 75 credits required if the degrees are obtained separately.
For students enrolled in the M.A. concentration in Bioethics:
You may also select up to 6 credits of the following electives from either the M.A. or the M.P.H. curricula (no more than 3 credits from each) which will be counted for both degrees:
For the curricular requirements for each degree, please click M.P.H., M.A. (Bioethics), Below is a sample schedule that shows how the curricular requirements for both degrees can be met in the dual degrees program for concentrations in Health Policy & Management (M.P.H.) and Bioethics (M.A.):
(Italicized courses are counted toward both degrees)
Semester 1 (12 credits)
Semester 2 (12 credits)
Semester 3 (12 credits)
Semester 4 (9 credits)
Semester 5 (9 credits)
Semester 6 (6 credits)
Graduate Program Director & Advisor, Professor Chad Carmichael, firstname.lastname@example.org