About Us: The Bioethics Program

Jointly offered by Clarkson and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Bioethics Program provides education in clinical ethics, research ethics and bioethics policy.
"There is a growing need for professionally trained individuals who can understand and address the complex ethical issues that are present in healthcare today. As a graduate of the Bioethics Program, it provided me with the platform to launch my career in healthcare ethics."
Louise Winstanly ’09
Professor, University of North Carolina
The Bioethics Program provides competency-based and skills-based education in clinical ethics , research ethics and bioethics policy . The Program is designed to enhance the career and educational opportunities of those interested in such topics as end-of-life care and physician aid-in-dying, animal and human subject research, or public health and health policy issues like obesity and smoking.

Students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some are doctors, lawyers, nurses and academics currently working in healthcare, research and policy. Others are post-baccalaureate students who want to expand their understanding of bioethics and improve their prospects for admission to professional degree programs.

Jointly offered by Clarkson and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Bioethics Program offers both a Masters of Science in Bioethics and Graduate Certificates in Bioethics. Masters of Science in Bioethics and Masters in Bioethics are two different degrees. Master’s students can specialize in one of three areas: clinical ethics, research ethics and bioethics policy. Certificate students can choose from courses of study in clinical ethics, research ethics, and health policy and law.

Clarkson is a private, non-profit college in upstate New York that provides graduate level education in bioethics, education, engineering and management. Located in New York’s Capital Region, the College has deep relationships with the clinicians, researchers and politicians that make the state a leader in biomedical research and scientific innovation. Renowned for its exceptional faculty and student-centered approach to teaching, Clarkson is a pioneer in the field of online bioethics education.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, located on New York City’s Upper East Side, is one of the world’s foremost centers for medical and scientific training. Through the use of case studies, supervised exercises and innovative real-world simulations, students at the Icahn School of Medicine are exposed to a broad range of issues in clinical and research ethics, and learn how to put ethical decision-making into real-world practice.

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