Program Co-Directors Nancy King and Mark Hall

Overview

Under the joint auspices of the Wake Forest University School of Law and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the JD/MA in Bioethics facilitates an interdisciplinary and comparative study of law and bioethics and encourages students whose academic or career interests require gaining competence in both disciplines. By allowing some law courses to count as electives toward the MA degree, as well as by allowing some graduate bioethics courses to count among the elective credits permitted within the JD curriculum, students are able to earn the dual degree in less time than it would take to earn the two degrees separately. The student in the JD/MA divides his/her time between the School of Law and the Bioethics Graduate Program and benefits not only from an array of course offerings from both curricula, but also from the social and general intellectual life of both academic programs.