The Master of Arts degree program, Bioethics: Life, Health, and Environment, promotes a broad conception of Bioethics encompassing both health and environmental ethics through conferences, workshops, public lectures, and graduate courses.
Based in the College of Global Public Health, it draws on courses as well on faculty affiliates and programs in the schools of Medicine, Law, Education, and Public Service, among others.
Students may choose to focus on a variety of areas, but all will receive a training in broader Bioethics. These theories and applications encompass life in all its forms. Students will also be assigned to an adviser who will provide them with individual guidance throughout their time in the program.
The NYU Center for Bioethics was launched in September 2007 with a Chair endowed by Dr. Arthur Zitrin, who for over 40 years was a prime mover in ethics education at the NYU Medical Center, and with further support from the Faculty of Arts and Science. The founding aim of the Center was to offer an M.A. in Bioethics that combined medical and environmental ethics within a diverse academic and urban setting taught by faculty throughout the University, and to conduct research and sponsor public activities throughout the community. The Center’s students are drawn from different backgrounds, countries, and career paths.