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The choices that will dictate the future of healthcare and biotechnology.


Bioethics

As advances in biotechnology and biomedicine gain momentum, so do issues concerning their ethical, legal, and social implications in the United States and around the world. From stem cell research to healthcare reform, these topics involve critical dilemmas at the intersections of law, society, culture, public policy, philosophy, religion, economics, and history. The Master of Science in Bioethics grounds students in interdisciplinary approaches and models to address the most pressing bioethical challenges. The program prepares students to act as responsible and responsive leaders in this new and ever-growing field. It also includes a concentration in global bioethics – the first of its kind in the U.S.

For information about how you can enroll in Bioethics courses this fall, please email bioethics [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

Learn more about bioethics and our distinguished faculty and advisory board. 

Fast Facts

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Voice Program students have published papers in The New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, and other major publications.
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Flexibility The program features study options in New York City, online, and multi-day intensives in San Francisco.
Program Options
Program Option Required Experience Course Formats Time Commitment
Master of Science (full-time)

Professional or academic experience or interest in healthcare, biotechnology, and related fields

NYC:
On-campus*

or

Hybrid:
Online and multi-day blocks of study in San Francisco

or

Online*

3 terms

Master’s Thesis

Master of Science (part-time)

Professional or academic experience or interest in healthcare, biotechnology, and related fields

NYC:
On-campus*

or

Hybrid:
Online and multi-day blocks of study in San Francisco

or

Online*

6 terms

Master’s Thesis

Dual Degree in Bioethics and Public Health (full-time)

Professional or academic experience or interest in healthcare, biotechnology, and public health

NYC:
On-campus

or

Hybrid:
On-campus and online

2 years

Dual Degree in Bioethics and Public Health (part-time)

Professional or academic experience or interest in healthcare, biotechnology, and public health

NYC:
On-campus

or

Hybrid:
On-campus and online

Certification of Professional Achievement

Professional or academic experience or interest in healthcare, biotechnology, and related fields

Online

Up to 3 years, part-time

Non-Credit Courses

Professional or academic experience or interest in healthcare, biotechnology, and related fields

Online

Custom

Executive Education

Industry experience within pharmaceutical and biotechnology

On-campus

Custom

* Switching between on-campus and online is possible with administrative approval.

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