Two bioethics students setting up a research board

Capstone Information

Full-Time — One Year

Fall
16-18 Credits
  • Foundations I | 4 credits
  • Required Core Course: Intro to Clinical Ethics | 4 credits
  • Required Core Course: Research Ethics | 4 credits
  • Electives | 2–4 credits
  • Capstone Seminar | 2 credits
January
0-4 Credits
  • Elective at HMS OR Cross-Registered Course
Spring
16–18 Credits
  • Foundations II | 4 credits
  • Required Core Course: Health Law, Policy, and Bioethics | 4 credits
  • Electives | 2–6 credits
  • Capstone Seminar | 2 credits

Part-Time — Two Years | YEAR ONE

Fall
8–12 credits
  • Foundations I | 4 credits
  • Core Classes | 4 credits
    AND/OR
  • Electives | 1–4 credits
January
0–4 credits
  • Choose from: 2 – 4 credits of January term courses
Spring
7–12 credits
  • Foundations II | 4 credits
  • One Core Course | 4 credits
    AND/OR
  • Electives | 1– 4 credits

Part-Time — Two Years | YEAR TWO

Fall
8–12 credits
  • Capstone Seminar | 2 credits+ 
  • One Core Course | 4 credits
    AND/OR
  • Electives | 1 – 6 credits
January
0–4 credits
  • January Term Courses, choose from 2 – 4 credits OR No courses
Spring
7–12 credits
  • Capstone Seminar | 2 credits
  • One Core Course | 4 credits
    AND/OR
  • Electives | 1– 6 credits

Part-Time — Three Years

A three-year option may be possible in certain circumstances with prior program review and approval.

Our Faculty

The Center for Bioethics draws faculty from Harvard University and its affiliated hospitals. Check out the full list of faculty members and leadership on our People page.