MBE Curriculum




The program requires successful completion of a minimum of 64 term credits including a practicum and a thesis seminar. Full-time students typically complete the degree over six 8-week academic terms. If enrolled part-time, the degree must be completed within a maximum of four years.

Upon matriculation, each student will chart a program of study to meet their individual goals.

In addition to the formal coursework, practicum and thesis, all students will participate in a variety of supplemental seminars in bioethics, such as the Berman Institute Noontime Seminar Series, Robert H. Levi Symposium, Shallenberger Lecture in Ethics, and the Sheila Hutzler-Rives Memorial Lecture in Palliative Care. These events allow students to interact with a broad network of national and international leaders in bioethics.

MBE program course information for the 2017-2018 academic year is available here.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will have mastered the following competencies:

  1. Understand the essential theories and methods that underpin the ethics of public health, clinical care, science, and research;
  2. Recognize ethics issues and questions that arise in public health, clinical care, science, and research;
  3. Articulate and critique policy and scholarly arguments to engage with long-standing and emerging debates in bioethics; and
  4. Understand approaches to fulfilling ethics advisory functions in practice settings.


 Application Deadlines for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Priority application deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Final application deadline: Sunday, July 1, 2018
*Applications received after this date will not be reviewed.Save