As science advances and expands, there is an increasing need for leaders who are able to think critically about pressing ethical issues. Master of Science in Bioethics (MBE) students join the Harvard program from a range of educational and professional backgrounds, united by a commitment to developing expertise in bioethics through formal education. Many applicants hold a terminal or professional degree or are seeking to enhance their primary training in a related field. International applicants should review our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional details.
We seek applicants who:
care about responsibilities for patients, clients, and the public
exhibit intellectual curiosity and humility
are from a variety of professional fields and bioscience industries
are eager to address complex moral challenges
think ethically and critically about emerging issues in the life sciences
care about social justice
Q&A with Robert D. Truog, MD, MA
Dr. Truog discusses the MBE degree program and the experiences that drew him to a career in the field of bioethics.
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