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In order to deliver the best and safest program for our students, all programs will move to online learning for Summer 2020. We are excited to deliver dynamic and engaging courses and cocurricular activities online. Applications remain open, and we encourage students to apply. Learn More.
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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.