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Harvard Medical School launched the Center for Bioethics out of the conviction that we have a particular responsibility to ensure that values and ethics are always part of medical training, laboratory and clinical research, and ongoing professional education. ​ Learn more >



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Graduate Program

Master of Bioethics

Education, skills development and hands-on experience that prepares professionals to assess and address morally challenging aspects of health care and issues in the life sciences.

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The Master of Bioethics degree program is offered as either a 1-year (full time) or 2-year (part-time) course of study. In addition to a core curriculum of foundational courses, each candidate will choose a concentration of study in a specific area of bioethics related to his or her field, such as clinical ethics, health policy, or research ethics - or candidates can collaborate with Center faculty to design their own course of study. 

The program also provides extended, hands-on learning through the Capstone Experience, in which students are paired with a mentor. They gain practical, real-life understanding applying what they've learned as they work alongside a bioethics leader in their area of concentration.

Additional electives may be drawn from across the Medical School and all of Harvard University.

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Fellowship Program

The fellowships provide an opportunity for clinicians and others to return to the University setting in order to explore ethical issues that arise in the everyday practice of contemporary medicine.

Apply for 2015-2016

The deadline for submission of application materials is March 2, 2015