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Degrees and Courses

Columbia University's Bioethics program is multidisciplinary at its core, with partners and advisors from the top-10 programs in medicine, law, public health, business, journalism, international affairs, and philosophy. In addition to the Master of Science in Bioethics, Columbia offers flexible academic and professional programming to suit a range of careers.

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Program Option Required Experience Course Formats Time Commitment
Master of Science (full-time or part-time)

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

On-campus*

or

Online*

3 Terms Full-Time

6 Terms Part-Time

Master's Thesis

Dual Degree in Bioethics and Public Health (Full-Time or Part-Time)

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

On-campus

or

Hybrid:
On-campus and online

2 Years Full-Time

Up to approx. 4 Years Part-Time

Certification of Professional Achievement (Part-Time)

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.