Interested in learning more about the Master of Bioethics Degree before applying?

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.

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Program Director
Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, M.D., J.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Master of Bioethics Program Manager
Brooke Shinnamon Tempesta, M.A.