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Johns Hopkins launches Master of Bioethics programme
May 11, 2015  |
Lucy Miller

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics will enroll its first class of masters degree students this autumn, offering a multidisciplinary Master of Bioethics (MBE) programme for full-time and part-time students.


ThinkstockPhotos-166122634Students will be a mix of working healthcare professionals, current students in professional programmes and recent undergraduates, with backgrounds in medicine, public health, public policy, humanities, and science, according to the university.


John Hopkins University is a world-renowned research institution in Maryland, in the USA, and its bioethics centre is one of the largest in the world.


Students will have the option to concentrate in one of five areas – clinical ethics, public health ethics, research ethics, global bioethics, or ethics and emerging biotechnologies – and will be required to complete a practicum and defend a written thesis. 


A hallmark of the programme will be disciplinary diversity, says Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, and the Berman Institute’s Deputy Director for Policy and Administration.


Kahn says: “The master degree will add an important new graduate programme to the array of education and training opportunities at the Berman Institute, ranging from an undergraduate minor in bioethics to the PhD track in Bioethics and Health Policy and the postdoctoral Hecht-Levi Fellowship in Bioethics, along with our summer intensive courses.”


The MBE program is offered in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To begin in the autumn term, applications must be received by July 1st.


More information on the programme is available on the Berman Institute’s website.

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