The Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences jointly offer a dual, five-year degree program, Bioethics (MD/MA). The program’s objective is to facilitate an interdisciplinary and comparative study of bioethics and medicine, and to encourage students whose academic or career interests require gaining competence in both disciplines. By allowing some graduate bioethics courses to count among the elective credits permitted within the MD curriculum, students are able to earn two advanced degrees in less time than it would take to earn the two degrees separately.
A dual degree program in bioethics and medicine signals the commitment of both the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to interdisciplinary collaboration and learning. By dividing their time between the Medical School and the Bioethics Program, students will benefit not only from an array of course offerings from both curricula, but also from the social and general intellectual life of both academic programs.
Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada Commission on Accreditation