The Master of Arts in Bioethics degree program at Wake Forest University is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that enable them to better address the bioethics issues arising in biomedical research, clinical medicine and health policy. The degree enhances the student's own background and skill set in health administration, public policy, ministry, teaching, research, hospital ethics committee and IRB service, and health law. Many students enrolled in this program will be career professionals in medicine, law, science, or religion, and others who are actively engaged in health care delivery and/or health care administration. Others wishing to add bioethics knowledge to their educational pathways will also be enrolled. We seek a broad and diverse community of students, in order to heighten the value of the learning process. Students employed in health-related fields who undertake master's-level study in bioethics have found that the MA degree may assist them in changing activities, job titles, or positions. Students previously employed in other fields have found that the MA degree enhances their expertise and helps to create opportunities within their own profession, or to branch out into other areas. This nationally oriented bioethics program takes advantage of Wake Forest University's unique attributes and strengths by focusing on social justice, biotechnology, and research ethics, as well as on clinical ethics. Students enrolled in the program will gain valuable practical experience in bioethics in a variety of ways, including: serving as research assistants to bioethics faculty members; assisting in the educational and research projects undertaken by the Wake Forest University Program in Bioethics, Health, and Society; and undertaking a practicum experience in clinical or research ethics, for example with Wake Forest Medical Center's Clinical Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999