Courses

In addition to two core courses and a required final semester practicum, students enrolled in the MA in Bioethics program will choose five elective courses to tailor their studies to their interests and goals from areas such as:

  • ethical theory

  • clinical ethics

  • legal and political philosophy

  • philosophy of biology and medicine

  • environmental or health law

  • anthropology and sociology of medicine

  • health economics or policy

  • public or international and community health

One Year Sample Course Sequence

Master of Arts in Bioethics Courses
Fall semester (10 credits)
Course ID Course Name Course Credits and/or Semesters
GPH-GU 1005 Advanced Introduction to Bioethics 3, Fall
Advanced Introduction to Bioethics - Open only to Graduate Students in Bioethics or Philosophy or by Permission of Instructor. This seminar is intended to introduce students to the central methods and concerns of contemporary bioethics. We will consider topics including the grounds for respecting human (and other) life, the concepts of well-being and autonomy, decisions about future people, and justice in distribution of scarce medical resources. Students will develop familiarity with these concepts as well as the conventions and standards of bioethical debate.
GPH-GU 1008 Topics in Bioethics 3, Fall

Reproductive Ethics; Controversies and Politics; Global Health Ethics; Moral Indeterminacy; 

Spring semester (14 credits)
Course ID Course Name Course Credits and/or Semesters
GPH-GU 1006 Advanced Introduction to Environmental Ethics 3, Spring
Advanced Introduction to Environmental Ethics - This course situates theoretical developments in practical ethics broadly and in environmental ethics specifically. The course builds on the theoretical materials by examining a series of cases including ethics and agriculture, corporate responsibility and environmental injustice, and the environmental health consequences of war.
Summer semester (9 credits)
Course ID Course Name Course Credits and/or Semesters
GPH-GU 3555 Bioethics Practicum Fall

Prerequisite: One semester in the Program, or a minimum of three courses. .

GPH-GU 1008 Topics in Bioethics 3, Fall

Reproductive Ethics; Controversies and Politics; Global Health Ethics; Moral Indeterminacy; 

NOTE: This is a sample sequence; electives may vary, as will credits.

Bioethics electives:

GPH-GU 1005 001 Advanced Introduction to Bioethics 3
GPH-GU 1006 001 Advanced Introduction to Environmental Ethics 3
GPH-GU 1008 001 Topics in Bioethics: Global Health Ethics 3
GPH-GU 1008 003 Topics in Bioethics: Controversies and Politics 3
GPH-GU 1008 004 Topics in Bioethics: Moral Indeterminacy 3
GPH-GU 1008 006 Topics in Bioethics: Reproductive Ethics 3
GPH-GU 1165 001 Research Ethics 3
GPH-GU 1175 001 Life & Death (Cross-listed with PHIL-GA 1175) 4
GPH-GU 1210 001 Justice in Health & Healthcare 3
GPH-GU 1211 001 Health Policy Seminar 3
GPH-GU 1215 001 20th Century Contemporary Philsophy (Cross-listed with PHIL-GA 1211) 4
GPH-GU 1297 001 Health Law 3
GPH-GU 2026 001 Neuroethics 4
GPH-GU 2222 01 Clinical Ethics (Cross-listed with PHIL-GA 2222) 4
GPH-GU 3555 001 Bioethics Practicum 2-4
GPH-GU 1225 001 Democracy and Scientific Expertise 3
GPH-GU 1230 001 Advanced Introduction to Public Health Ethics 3

GSAS Electives:

ANTH-GA 3393 Cultures of Biomedicine
EHSC-GA 1005 Ecotoxicology: Hudson River Case Study
EHSC-GA 1006 Toxicology
EHSC-GA 1007 Terrorism: Biological, Chemical, and Psychological Warfare
EHSC-GA 1010 Weather, Air Pollution, and Health
EHSC-GA 1011 Global Issues in Environmental Health
EHSC-GA 2033 Aerosol Science
EHSC-GA 2301 Radiological Health
POL-GA 3500 Comparative Political Seminar: Sustainable Economic Development
PHIL-GA 1104 Advanced Introduction to Ethics
PHIL-GA 2284 Contemporary Ethical Theory 
SOC-GA 2401 Sociology of Medicine

Steinhardt Electives:

ENYC-GE 2019 Fundamentals of Environmental Thought
ENYC-GE 2020 Contemporary Environmental Debates
ENYC-GE 2021 Environmental Politics
ENYC-GE 2070 Environmental Education
MCC-GE 2295 Values Embodied in Information and Communications Technology
OT-GE 2764 Scholarly Inquiry in Occupational Therapy III: Philosophical

Law School Electives:

LAW-LW 3563 Environmental Values, Policies, and the Law
LAW-LW 3635 Seminar in Environmental Law: Writing Credit
LAW-LW 3049 Introduction to Moral and Political Philosophy
LAW-LW 3377 Human Dignity Seminar
LAW-LW 11551 Animal Law Seminar, Wolfson
LAW-LW 10591 Climate, Ethics, & the Law Seminar
LAW-LW.3528 Bioethics
LAW-LW 10211/BIOE-GA 1211 Health Policy Seminar
LAW-LW 10797/BIOE-GA 1797 Health Law


Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Electives:

HPAM-GP 1830 Health and Medical Care
HPAM-GP 2466 Current Issues in Environmental Politics
HPAM-GP 2836 Current Issues in Health Policy
HPAM-GP 2849 Economic Analysis of Global Health
HPAM-GP 4652 Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management
PADM-GP 2472 Environmental Economics
URPL-GP 1603 Introduction to Urban Planning, Development, and Decision Making
URPL-GP 1605 Land Use Law: Planning Perspective
URPL-GP 2126 Risk Management in Environmental Health and Protection
URPL-GP 2127 Environmental Law
URPL-GP 2234 Ecoleadership
URPL-GP 2237 Urbanization in Developing Countries
URPL-GP 2470 Transportation Policy
URPL-GP 2610 Environmental Impact Assessment
URPL-GP 2612 Adapting the Physical City
URPL-GP 2613 Sustainable Cities in a Comparative Perspective
URPL-GP 2615 Environment and Urban Dynamics
URPL-GP 2625 Workshop in Environmental Planning-Urban Waterfront
URPL-GP 2641 Urban Transportation Planning
URPL-GP 2665 Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
URPL-GP 2666 Water Sourcing and Delivery in an Era of Climate Change

Summer 2017 Course Schedule

Summer 2017 registration is currently open.  For specific question regarding course selection and sequence, please contact Cassandra Coste.

Course # Course Title Day Time Dates Instructor Type Credits Class#
GPH-GU 3555 001 Bioethics Practicum* TBD TBD TBD Liao SEM 2-4 2434
GPH-GU 1008 001 Topics in Bioethics: End of Life MW 6:00-8:30 5/22-6/28 Golub LEC 4 2433
GPH-GU 1165 001 Research Ethics MW 6:00-8:30 7/3-8/9 TBA LEC 4 2432

Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Registration for Fall 2017 began on Monday, April 24th.  For specific question regarding course selection and sequence, please contact Cassandra Coste.

Course # Course Title Day Time Instructor Type Credits Class#
GPH-GU 1005 001 Advanced Introduction to Bioethics W 6:45-8:45 MacKenzie LEC 3 5995
GPH-GU 3555 001 Bioethics Practicum* TBD TBD Liao SEM 2-4 5996
GPH-GU 1008 003 Topics in Bioethics: Reproductive Ethics TR 6:45-8:45 Fogel LEC 4 6027
GPH-GU 1210 001 Justice in Health & Healthcare T 6:45-8:45 Fogel LEC 4 22428
GPH-GU 1211 001 Health Policy Seminar T 4:00-5:50
 
Law LEC 3 6069
GPH-GU 1797 001 Health Law TR 9:30-10:45 Law LEC 3 6079
GPH-GU 1008 001 Topics in Bioethics: Nonconsequentialism M 6:45-8:45 Liao      

* requires advisor approval

Are you ready to enroll in one of the world’s first programs designed to think critically about pressing bioethical, medical and environmental issues? Apply to the Master of Arts in Bioethics today!

The Center for Bioethics

The foundation of the MA in Bioethics degree is the NYU Center for Bioethics, 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.