Online Certificate in Bioethics

Applications will open July 1, 2024, and close September 15, 2024.

The Harvard Medical School (HMS) Online Certificate in Bioethics is a part-time, synchronous academic certificate program, conducted remotely with an optional opportunity for a two-day in-person experience in Boston.* Designed for those with a serious interest in bioethics, the program is structured to further participants' knowledge in the history, philosophical and social science underpinnings, and contemporary practice of bioethics. Participants are exposed to major ethical theories and modes of bioethical analysis, while addressing a wide variety of topics in research ethics, clinical ethics, and public health ethics. Sessions are led by Program Director Dr. Thos Cochrane, and other distinguished faculty from across Harvard University and other leading institutions.

Weekly meetings take place via Zoom from mid-January through early June 2025 on Thursdays from 9:00AM to 11:30AM ET. Participants are also invited to join the many online special events offered by the Center for Bioethics. The program fee is $14,750 USD.


Please email if you have questions.

Thos Cochrane

Thos Cochrane, MD, MBA

Director of the Online Certificate Program and Co-Director of the Fellowship in Bioethics, HMS Center for Bioethics