From stem cell research to health care reform, bioethics analyzes critical dilemmas at the intersections of medicine, philosophy, law, culture and public policy.

As advances in biotechnology and biomedicine gain momentum, so do issues concerning their legal, ethical and social implications in the United States and around the world. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix’s Master of Arts in Bioethics Education coursework aims to give local and global clinicians, social workers, and other professionals the background and training to engage in ethics research, ethics consultations, the teaching of ethics and difficult bedside ethical issues.

Our learners will develop a passion for assuring that key ethical principles and theories are identified and respected and will serve as advocates for those who are faced with making difficult ethical decisions at the bedside, in research, at corporations or in association with religious institutions.   

*Master of Arts in Bioethics

The Master of Arts in Bioethics Education is a fully online program — with a combination of asynchronous and live online courses designed to meet the needs of busy students and professionals. The 30-credit degree encompasses 15 core credits — including a capstone and master’s report — and 15 elective credits taken over two years.

Medical students also have the option to pursue a dual-degree, which allows them to engage in the program while in medical school, concurrently earning a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Arts in Bioethics Education (MA).

*This program is pending Arizona Board of Regents approval.