Wake Forest University's Graduate Program in Bioethics provides an educational opportunity in bioethics for both current and future professionals and others throughout the country, including health care providers, researchers in biomedicine and the life sciences, lawyers, and professionals in religion, health and research administration, and the biotechnology industry.
The program encompasses clinical ethics, research ethics, and health policy and administration with two characteristic emphases: bioethics in social context, and bioethics and biotechnology. First, a general emphasis on the social, cultural, and policy contexts that shape all bioethics questions and issues is visible throughout the curriculum. Although the importance of incorporating the humanities, the social sciences, and even the arts may seem obvious, this is not a component of most bioethics education elsewhere. Second, a focus on bioethics and biotechnology takes advantage of Wake Forest University’s strong and growing presence in this area. Research and clinical practice in nanomedicine, genomics, pharmacogenetics, molecular and cell therapies, and the like is ongoing not only here at Wake Forest University but elsewhere in North Carolina.
In addition to the Master of Arts degree, there are graduate certificate and joint degree options (with the School of Medicine, the Divinity School, and the Law School). The program is flexible for both full and part-time students.
Wake Forest University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.
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Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999