M.A. - Bioethics
The MA in Bioethics is designed to give students the ethical tools they need to address pressing contemporary issues of life and health. The program equips students to analyze these issues from a biblical-theological perspective, to understand other influential contemporary outlooks on these issues, and to develop special expertise in comparing biblical-theological and other approaches to particular issues. The program also seeks to provide students with a broad understanding of the changing face of health care, a deep appreciation for the wisdom of God in the face of bioethical challenges, and some effective strategies for engaging the bioethical issues of our day.
The MA in Bioethics is designed with various groups of students in mind, including physicians and medical students seeking to develop expertise in this challenging field, nurses and other health care workers, lawyers, those with political and public policy interests in pro-life and related areas, and individuals who are preparing for a career in related college or university teaching. The program is particularly well suited to those with heavy professional or other responsibilities who need a flexible 32 semester hour program with room for off-campus study and short-term intensive courses.