The Department of Philosophy and the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine introduce the first dual degree programs with a PhD or MA in Philosophy and a Masters in Urban Bioethics! Both degree programs are now accepting applications for Fall 2017 admission. The dual degrees are also announced here.
The aim of the dual degree programs is to provide (a) Philosophy PhD or MA students with specialized training in the ethics, values, and politics of health in our increasingly multi-dimensionally diverse society and (b) Urban Bioethics students with a broader understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of contemporary bioethics. The dual degree programs blend the missions and values of philosophy and urban bioethics and will prepare students with the depth of training and expertise to enable them to be competitive as they move towards being future leaders in academia, public spheres, and health care.
Students must apply to and be accepted by each program separately (PhD Philosophy application due January 15, MA Philosophy application due March 1; MA Urban Bioethics application with rolling admissions) and indicate within each application their intention to pursue a dual degree. The two applications require separate application fees, but the programs will share application materials. The dual degree program allows the student to earn both degrees with fewer credits than if each degree was taken separately. The courses consist of the Urban Bioethics core courses (17 credits) and required courses and electives from the Philosophy Department (21 credits for the MA and 30 for the PhD). It is recommended that dual degree students take both Ethics in Medicine (Philosophy 5249) and Philosophy of Medicine (Philosophy 5218).
The MA Philosophy / MA Urban Bioethics dual degree program can be completed in two years of full-time study or up to four years of part-time study. The PhD Philosophy/MA Urban Bioethics dual degree program can be completed in four to six years of full time study. PhD students in Philosophy are eligible for funding.
For further details about the joint degree programs, please contact Professor Miriam Solomon in the Department of Philosophy (email@example.com) or Dr. Nora Jones at the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy (firstname.lastname@example.org)