In the College of Global Public Health’s Master of Arts in Bioethics program, you’ll engage with ethics from an interdisciplinary perspective that prepares you for the challenges experienced in the fields of medicine, law, environmental studies, public health, and more.
If you’re ready to develop your analytical skills and think critically about pressing bioethical issues, we encourage you to apply to the MA in Bioethics program today. Learn more about what we look for, when to apply, and what we require in our applications below.
Who Should Apply?
The MA in Bioethics program is suited to students who are considering subsequent careers in bioethics, philosophy, medicine, law, government or public health. Our students are interested in exploring the central moral and social issues of our time. We count recent college graduates, medical students, practicing attorneys, nurses, physicians, and writers among our community of scholars.
|Fall Deadlines||Spring Deadlines|
|Early Action I||December 15||Early Action I||August 15|
|Early Action II||February 15||Early Action II||September 15|
|Regular Decision||June 15||Regular Decision||December 15|
|Completed applications submitted by these dates will receive a decision within 4 weeks of the deadline. Applications submitted after deadline will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis as space allows.|
Full-time students will be able to complete the degree in a single calendar year. If you are enrolled part-time, you may take two or three courses per year. The core courses are scheduled for early evening to accommodate students otherwise employed. Some electives are earlier in the day.
Cost of Attending
Upon acceptance, all students are automatically considered for the Bioethics Fellowship, a one-time tuition discount ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 in value. For full-time students, this total amount will be split between the Fall and Spring semesters. Students intending to take the program part-time should notify the Center to have their fellowship award re-distributed across the number of semesters they will be in the program.
Tuition, 2017 – 2018:
|Tuition per point||$1,664|
|Registration and services fee, first point||$489|
|Registration and services fee, per point after first point||$69|
|International student fee, per semester||$90|
|Total program tuition (all students)||$53,248|
|Registration and services fee for 32 points (full-time students, completed in 1 calendar year)||$3,468|
How To Apply
The MA in Bioethics program requires that students apply to our program using SOPHAS. To be considered for review, a complete application must be submitted by the appropriate deadlines.
All applicants are required to submit the following:
- The completed SOPHAS application, including application fee
- B.A., B.S., R.N., M.D., J.D., or other professional degrees, preferably with one or more courses in medical, professional, or environmental ethics; philosophy; medical anthropology; history or sociology; health care administration, law, or policy; ecology and environmental policy
- Personal statement
- Resume or CV
- Essay (roughly 10 pages double spaced) discussing an ethical issue in bioethics
- Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official GRE scores taken within the past 5 years. The GRE must be taken again if your GRE scores are older than 5 years. When ordering test reports from ETS, you must include the proper institution code for the NYU GPH (8752). Applicants may request a waiver of the GRE requirements if they hold a Ph.D. or post-baccalaureate professional degree (e.g. M.D., J.D.), or if they have taken the MCAT or LSAT. Contact the program directly at email@example.com to request a waiver.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) from all applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.