Courses

The MA in Bioethics consists of a total of 32 credits, including:

Four required courses (8-10 credits):

  • GPH-GU 5170 Introduction to Public Health (0)
  • GPH-GU 1005 Advanced Introduction to Bioethics (3)
  • GPH-GU 1006 Advanced Introduction to Environmental Ethics (3) - OR - GPH-GU 1230 Advanced Introduction to Public Health Ethics (3)
  • GPH-GU 3555 Bioethics Practicum (2-4)

The remaining credits based will be electives chosen from the following areas (22-24 credits):

  • Ethical Theory
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Legal and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Biology and Medicine
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Law
  • Anthropology and Sociology of Medicine
  • Health Economics
  • Public Health
  • International and Community Health
  • Health Policy

For a full list of courses and their descriptions, click here

Fall (9 credits)

GPH-GU 1005 Advanced Introduction to Bioethics (3)
GPH-GU 1165 Research Ethics (3)
GPH-GU 1210 Justice in Healthcare (3)

Spring (13 credits)

GPH-GU 5170 Introduction to Public Health (0)
GPH-GU 1006 Advanced Introduction to Environmental Ethics (3)
PHIL-GA 3012 Topics in the Philosophy of Psychology (4)
GPH-GU 2085 Autonomy, Capacity, and Consent (3)
GPH-GU 2222 Clinical Ethics (3)

Summer (10 credits)

GPH-GU 1230 Advanced Introduction to Public Health Ethics (3)
GPH-GU 1225 Democracy and Scientific Expertise (3)
GPH-GU 3555 Bioethics Practicum (4)

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

Spring (14 credits)

GPH-GU 5170 Introduction to Public Health (0)
GPH-GU 1006 Advanced Introduction to Environmental Ethics (3) - OR - GPH-GU 1230
       Advanced Introduction to Public Health Ethics (3)
GPH-GU 2026 Neuroethics (4)
GPH-GU 2222 Clinical Ethics (3)
GPH-GU 2027 Moral Indeterminacy (4)

Summer (6 credits)

GPH-GU 1225 Democracy and Scientific Expertise (3)
GPH-GU 1230 Advanced Introduction to Public Health Ethics (3) (if not already taken in the Spring)

Fall (12 credits)

GPH-GU 1005 Advanced Introduction to Bioethics (3)
GPH-GU 1165 Research Ethics (3)
GPH-GU 2025 Reproductive Ethics (4)
GPH-GU 3555 Bioethics Practicum (2)

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

Bioethics electives:

GPH-GU 2085 Autonomy, Capacity, and Consent (3 credits)
GPH-GU 1230 Advanced Introduction to Public Health Ethics (3 credits)

GPH-GU 2222 Clinical Ethics (3 credits)
GPH-GU 2029 Controversies & Politics (3 credits)*

GPH-GU 1225 Democracy and Scientific Expertise (3 credits)
GPH-GU 2032 End of Life (3 credits)*

GPH-GU 1297 Health Law (3 credits)
GPH-GU 1211 Health Policy Seminar (3 credits)
GPH-GU 1210 Justice in Health & Healthcare (3 credits)
GPH-GU 1175 Life & Death (Cross-listed with PHIL-GA 1175) (4 credits)
GPH-GU 2027 Moral Indeterminacy (3 credits)*

GPH-GU 2026 Neuroethics (4 credits)
GPH-GU 2028 Nonconsequentialism (4 credits)*
GPH-GU 2025 Reproductive Ethics (4 credits)

GPH-GU 1165 Research Ethics (3 credits)
GPH-GU 1215 20th Century Contemporary Philosophy (Cross-listed with PHIL-GA 1211) (4 credits)

* Prior to Spring 2023, these courses were previously Topics courses under course number GPH-GU 1008

Non-Bioethics GPH electives:

GPH-GU 2435 Advanced Health & Human Rights (3)
GPH-GU 2995/5995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2265 Climate Change in Global Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 3260 Complex Systems, Disasters, and the Social Ecology of Health (3)
GPH-GU 2242 Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (3)
GPH-GU 2106/5106 Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 2217 Food Policy for Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2153/5153 Global Environmental Health (3)
GPH-GU 9228 Global Food Policy in Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 9130 Global Health Diplomacy (3)
GPH-GU 2140/5140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)
GPH-GU 5312 Global Perspectives in Reproductive Health & Human Rights (3)
GPH-GU 2285 Global Women's Health Programs: Analyzing the Evidence to Improve Women's Lives (3)
GPH-GU 2250/5250 Health & Human Rights (3)
GPH-GU 2110/5110 Health Care Policy (1.5)
GPH-GU 3185 Health Services and Policy Research (3)
GPH-GU 2357 LGBTQ Health Disparities (3)
GPH-GU 5288 Perspectives on Migrant Health & Human Rights (3)
GPH-GU 9345 Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response: A Global Perspective (3)
GPH-GU 2292/5292 Public Health Law (3)
GPH-GU 2112/5112 Public Health Management & Leadership (1.5)

 

GSAS Electives:

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

Steinhardt Electives:

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

Law School Electives:

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

Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Electives:

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

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!