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: Duke Master of Arts in Bioethics & Science Policy
What institution administers your educational program? Duke University Graduate School
What bioethics program, department, or division administers your educational program? Duke Initiative for Science & Society
City: Durham
State/Province: North Carolina
Country: United States
Year first class matriculated: 2014
Educational program website: https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/learn/ma/
Does the educational program have a designated faculty program director? Yes
Program Directors Name Michael Waitzkin
Program Directors Title Director of Graduate Studies
Program Directors Email michael.waitzkin@duke.edu
Program Directors Phone (919) 668-0036
Does the educational program have a designated staff program administrator? Yes
Program Administrators Name Madeline Liddicoat
Program Administrators Title Associate Director
Program Administrators Email madeline.liddicoat@duke.edu
Program Administrators Phone (919) 668-0790
What are the educational program’s admission requirements? Degree(s)
Transcript(s)
Standardized test(s)
Letters of recommendation
Writing sample
Degree(s) Bachelor’s degree
Standardized test(s) GRE
308
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? JD/MA
Duke Law School
MD/MA
Duke Medical School
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? 0
What is the typical length of time to complete the full-time educational program? 12
What is the typical length of time to complete the part-time educational program? 0
Is the educational program offered online or in-person? In-person only
What is the educational program’s average annual new trainee enrollment size? (Average over the last two years) 0
What is the cost per credit? 0
What is the educational program’s total tuition and fees? 0
More information on tuition:
Does the educational program offer tuition scholarships? Yes
Please describe what types of scholarships are available: Merit scholarships and the S&S Leadership Award (https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/learn/ma/admissions/science-society-leadership-award)
Does the educational program offer an annual stipend for trainees?
What is the stipend per trainee? 0
What, if any, specific tracks/specializations are offered as part of the educational program? Genomics, Neuroscience, Technology, Public Impact & Engagement
How many credit hours are required to graduate? 36
How many courses are required to graduate? 0
Required course Science Law & Policy; Clinical Bioethics & Policy; Law Research & Bioethics; Contemporary Issues; Capstone/Practicum
Elective Students have access to courses in all of Duke’s graduate and professional school
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? 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? Practicum project
Publishable manuscript(s) – Number trainees are required to submit: 0
Portfolio – please describe:
Do graduates receive a certificate or diploma upon successful completion? Yes