Albany Medical College

Alden March Bioethics Institute

Graduate Program in Bioethics

Address:

Albany, NY 12208

United States

Phone:

518-262-2639

Fax:

518-262-6856

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctorate of Professional Studies Bioethics-Health Ethics and Policy or Clinical Ethics Consultation, MS Bioethics-Comprehensive, Clinical Ethics Consultation or Dual Degree Programs, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ethics or Clinical Ethics Consultation

Format: Online

Program Description:

AMBI is an internationally recognized leader in the growing field of bioethics. The multidisciplinary center focuses on education, research and clinical consultation. In addition to professors, physicians and other experienced clinicians affiliated with Albany Medical Center and Albany Medical College, our faculty includes professors from Albany Law School and other experts in the Capital Region community.

Master of Science in Bioethics, Comprehensive

Students are able to earn a master’s degree in bioethics via our online offerings. For those interested in a clinical focus, there also is one on-site course offered in which the students participate in mock consults, standardized  patient interviews and interact with clinicians about real cases. Everything else can be done in the comfort of your home. 

Master of Science in Bioethics, Concentration in Clinical Ethics Consultation

In addition to the traditional Master of Science in Bioethics described above, qualified applicants may elect to obtain the Master in Science in Bioethics with a Concentration in Clinical Ethics Consultation from Albany Medical College. As with the traditional Master of Science in Bioethics (MS) Program, students must complete a 10-course curriculum for 30 hours graduate credit. This master’s program with a concentration in clinical ethics consultation permits a student to enroll in a program and is designed to provide advanced training and supervision in the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) educational core competencies and skills core competencies sequentially over a period of two years.

Doctorate of Professional Studies in Bioethics, Concentration in Health Ethics and Policy

The AMBI Doctorate of Professional Studies program with a concentration in health ethics and policy is designed for working, health care professionals who possess a master’s degree in bioethics, or equivalent, and who seek advanced education and training in both knowledge and applied skills pertaining to health policy in the context of bioethics. This degree aims to provide trainees with advanced level knowledge and practical skills in preparation for assuming professional leadership roles in health ethics and policy.

Doctorate of Professional Studies in Bioethics, Concentration in Clinical Ethics Consultation

The AMBI Doctorate of Professional Studies program with a concentration in clinical ethics consultation is designed specifically for working, health care professionals who possess a master’s degree in bioethics, or equivalent, and who seek a fellowship level training, both knowledge and applied skills, in clinical ethics consultation.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ethics

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ethics is designed for working health care professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, patient advocates and patient representatives, risk managers, hospital administrators, health care attorneys, and others. The goal of the educational program is simple: to provide the student with the tools to help build the best possible strategies for managing the ethical issues that arise almost daily in a rapidly changing and increasingly challenging health care system.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ethics Consultation

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ethics Consultation is designed for working health care professionals who are established as clinical ethics champions or hold clinical ethics leadership positions at their local institutions. As with the Certificate in Clinical Ethics Program, the working health care professionals who consider enrolling are physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, patient advocates and patient representatives, risk managers, hospital administrators, health care attorneys, and others.

Accreditation:

We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the NYS Department of Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $2500/3 credits USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Small City

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