(General, Biomedical Research Ethics, or Clinical Bioethics)

Program Director Mark Hall


This certificate provides students with basic knowledge and skills that enable them to better address bioethics issues that arise in biomedical research, clinical practice, and health policy. The Graduate Certificate is a freestanding program of graduate study in which students attend the same classes as students in the Master of Arts (MA) in the Bioethics Graduate Program.

Admitted students may enroll in the general Graduate Certificate program or may specialize by enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Research Ethics or the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Bioethics. The specialized certificate options require courses within the general requirements described below. In their first semester of study, all Graduate Certificate students must enroll in at least one required course prior to or concurrently with taking any elective course.