Courses

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

Three core courses:

  • Advanced Introduction to Bioethics ( 3 credits)
  • Advanced Introduction to Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
  • Practicum (2-4 credits)

The remaining credits based will be electives chosen from the following areas:

  • 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

One Year Sample Course Sequence

Semester I

GPH-GU 1005 Advanced Introduction to Bioethics ( 3 credits)
GPH-GU 2026 Neuroethics (4 credits)
GPH-GU 1008 Topics in Bioethics: Controversies & Politics (4 credits)

Semester II

GPH-GU Advanced Introduction to Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
PHIL-GA 3012 Topics in the Philosophy of Psychology (4 credits)
GPH-GU 1008 Topics in Bioethics: Justice in Healthcare (3 credits)
GPH-GU 2222 Clinical Ethics (3 credits)

Semester III

GPH-GU 1230 Advanced Introduction to Public Health Ethics (3 credits)
GPH-GU 1225 Democracy and Scientific Expertise (3 credits)
GPH-GU 3555 Bioethics Practicum (2 credits)

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

Bioethics electives:

GPH-GU 1230 Advanced Introduction to Public Health Ethics (3 credits)
GPH-GU 2222 Clinical Ethics (Cross-listed with PHIL-GA 2222) (4 credits)
GPH-GU 1225 Democracy and Scientific Expertise (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 2026 Neuroethics (4 credits)
GPH-GU 1165 Research Ethics (3 credits)
GPH-GU 1008 Topics in Bioethics: Controversies and Politics (3 credits)
GPH-GU 1008 Topics in Bioethics: Global Health Ethics (3 credits)
GPH-GU 1008 Topics in Bioethics: Moral Indeterminacy (3 credits)
GPH-GU 1008 Topics in Bioethics: Reproductive Ethics (3 credits)
GPH-GU 1215 20th Century Contemporary Philosophy (Cross-listed with PHIL-GA 1211) (4 credits)

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 2019 Course:

GPH-GU 1230 Advanced Introduction to Public Health Ethics (3 credits)
Professor Daniel Fogal
Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fall 2018 Courses:

GPH-GU 1005 Advanced Introduction to Bioethics (3 credits)
Professor Jordan MacKenzie
Wednesday 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

GPH-GU 1165 Research Ethics (3 credits)
Professor Claudia Passos
Thursday 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

GPH-GU 1210 Justice in Health & Healthcare (3 credits)
Professor Adam Lerner
Tuesday 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

GPH-GU 1211 Health Policy Seminar (2 credits)
Professor Sylvia Law
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM

GPH-GU 2027 Moral Indeterminancy (4 credits)
Professor S. Matthew Liao
Monday 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

GPH-GU 3555 Bioethics Practicum (2-4 credits)

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!