This database is a reflection of the nature of a crowdsourcing project. ABPD is not endorsing these individual educational programs.
For more information about Bioethics and Humanities Academic Programs, please visit the ASBH webpage.
For more information about additional master’s and doctoral programs in bioethics, please visit the Hastings Center webpage.
|Please indicate the type of degree associated with your educational program:
|Master of Science (MS)
|Educational program name:
|Columbia University Online Masters of Bioethics Program
|What institution administers your educational program?
|What bioethics program, department, or division administers your educational program?
|Masters of Bioethics Program
|Year first class matriculated:
|Educational program website:
|Does the educational program have a designated faculty program director?
|Program Directors Name
|Robert Klitzman, MD
|Program Directors Title
|Director of Masters of Bioethics Program, and Professor of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Joseph Mailman School of Public Health
|Program Directors Email
|Program Directors Phone
|Does the educational program have a designated staff program administrator?
|Program Administrators Name
|Program Administrators Title
|Program Administrators Email
|Program Administrators Phone
|What are the educational program’s admission requirements?
Letters of recommendation
CV or resume
Statement of interest
|Number of letters of recommendation:
|Is the educational program offered with a dual degree?
|In conjunction with what other degree(s) is the educational program offered?
|What is the minimum length of time to complete the full-time educational program?
|What is the minimum length of time to complete the part-time educational program?
|What is the typical length of time to complete the full-time educational program?
|What is the typical length of time to complete the part-time educational program?
|Is the educational program offered online or in-person?
|What is the educational program’s average annual new trainee enrollment size? (Average over the last two years)
|What is the cost per credit?
|What is the educational program’s total tuition and fees?
|More information on tuition:
|The amount varies whether the student wishes to take the courses for credit or not. The not for credit option is one-third the tuition. We also have various scholarships available. Many students also take government-sponsored loans.
|Does the educational program offer tuition scholarships?
|Please describe what types of scholarships are available:
|Several different scholarship programs are available
|Does the educational program offer an annual stipend for trainees?
|What is the stipend per trainee?
|What, if any, specific tracks/specializations are offered as part of the educational program?
|Clinical ethics, research ethics, public policy and ethics
|How many credit hours are required to graduate?
|How many courses are required to graduate?
| Philosophy of Bioethics
Introduction to Clinical Ethics
Law and Bioethics
| Health policy and ethics
Advanced Clinical Ethics
Clinical Ethics Consultation
Pastoral Care and Ethics
Journalilsm and Bioethics
E-health and Ethics
Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry
|Is there a clinical component associated with the educational program?
|Does the educational program provide training in clinical ethics consultation?
|On average, how many clinical ethics consultations do your trainees participate in as an observer?
|On average, how many formal clinical ethics consultations do your trainees lead? (i.e., interact with the provider/patient/surrogate and write the chart note)?
|Do all of your trainees lead a minimum of 30 clinical ethics consultations (i.e., interact with the provider/patient/ surrogate and write the chart note)?
|Is the training in clinical ethics consultation grounded in the ASBH Core Competencies?
|Are trainees periodically assessed and evaluated for meeting the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out clinical ethics consultations in accord with the ASBH Core Competencies?
|How are trainees evaluated?
|Do trainees complete an oral exam offered by a panel of three clinical ethics fellowship program directors?
|Are graduates purported by the educational program to be competent to conduct independent clinical ethics consultations?
|Does the educational program require any of the following to graduate?
|Do graduates receive a certificate or diploma upon successful completion?