Graduate Bioethics Education Programs Results

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.

Question Answer

Master’s Degree

Please indicate the type of degree associated with your educational program: Master of Arts (MA)
Educational program name: MA Urban Bioethics
What institution administers your educational program? Temple University
What bioethics program, department, or division administers your educational program? Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy
City: Philadelphia
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Year first class matriculated: 2012
Educational program website: http://www.temple.edu/bioethics
Does the educational program have a designated faculty program director? Yes
Program Directors Name Nora Jones
Program Directors Title PhD
Program Directors Email nora.jones@temple.edu
Program Directors Phone 2157077178
Does the educational program have a designated staff program administrator? No
Program Administrators Name
Program Administrators Title
Program Administrators Email
Program Administrators Phone
What are the educational program’s admission requirements? Degree(s)
Transcript(s)
Letters of recommendation
Statement of interest
Degree(s) Bachelor’s degree
Standardized test(s)
Number of letters of recommendation: 3
Is the educational program offered with a dual degree? Yes
In conjunction with what other degree(s) is the educational program offered? MA and PhD Philosophy
MA and PhD Sociology
MD
Doctor of Physical Therapy
What is the minimum length of time to complete the full-time educational program? 12
What is the minimum length of time to complete the part-time educational program? 20
What is the typical length of time to complete the full-time educational program? 16
What is the typical length of time to complete the part-time educational program? 36
Is the educational program offered online or in-person? Hybrid (online and in-person are both required)
What is the educational program’s average annual new trainee enrollment size? (Average over the last two years) 22
What is the cost per credit? 1800
What is the educational program’s total tuition and fees? 0
More information on tuition:

Total tuition and fees will be dependent upon if a student is in a dual degree program, working at the University or Hospital, or receiving scholarships. For a student self-paying and not in a dual degree program, the total tuition would be $57,000.

Does the educational program offer tuition scholarships? Yes
Please describe what types of scholarships are available: Scholarships for dual MD/MA students available.
Does the educational program offer an annual stipend for trainees? No
What is the stipend per trainee? 0
What, if any, specific tracks/specializations are offered as part of the educational program?
How many credit hours are required to graduate? 32
How many courses are required to graduate? 0
Required course Urban Bioethics 1 and 2 – introductory seminars in the Fall and Spring
Community Engagement 1 and 2 – a Fall and Spring experiential course with placement at a community site and in-class didactic components
Critical Social Sciences – online
Health Economics and Policy – online
Elective various offered both in-house and across the University
Is there a clinical component associated with the educational program? No
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? 0
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)? 0
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? Thesis
Publishable manuscript(s) – Number trainees are required to submit: 0
Portfolio – please describe:
Do graduates receive a certificate or diploma upon successful completion? Yes