The Master of Bioethics Degree combines resources from Harvard Medical School, Harvard teaching hospitals, and departments all across the University.

The program is offered as either a 1-year (full-time) or 2-year (part-time) course of study. Students develop a personalized plan of study in conjunction with the Center for Bioethics faculty that includes:

  • Core Study – Foundational courses covering theoretical and applied ethics, strategies of ethical justification, and historical through contemporary challenges in bioethics.
  • Electives – Options to augment the Core Study program with course offerings at the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, and across Harvard University.
  • Capstone Experience – A hands-on component to consolidate formal course learning.

Come learn and work with us

 

Program Director
Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, M.D., J.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
rebecca_brendel@hms.harvard.edu

Master's Program Coordinator
Brooke Shinnamon Tempesta, MA
Brooke_Tempesta@hms.harvard.edu