Master of Arts in Bioethics
The Master of Arts (MA) in Bioethics degree is an innovative and interdisciplinary program offered by The Ohio State University's College of Medicine. With no residency requirements, this program is available entirely online to healthcare professionals, research scientists, legal and policy professionals, graduate students, and others. Through small classes with meaningful access to Ohio State faculty and other leading experts in bioethics, this program is a progressive and intuitive way to engage the ethical questions and puzzles prominent in the diverse realms of medicine, healthcare, biomedical research and life sciences. The course offerings allow for students to focus on clinical medical ethics, research ethics and other areas of bioethics. With this flexible master's program, students can choose a course load each semester that meets their career and life demands. Typically, students complete the program in six semesters.
The core program goals are:
- To identify common moral problems and ethical issues in research, medicine, healthcare, and the life sciences
- To distinguish ethical questions from scientific and/or legal questions
- To contribute towards moral research & healthcare policies informed by both empirical & theoretical scholarship in bioethics