Bioethics

Offered
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Bioethics
Graduate Certificate in Research Ethics

Also offered - Master of Arts in Bioethics

 Program Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general Graduate School admission requirements, this program has additional specific requirements.

An applicant must satisfy the following requirements for admission:

  • A personal statement stating why the applicant wishes to pursue this certificate.
  • Two letters of recommendation. If employed, at least one of the letters should be from the applicant’s employer or manager.
  • Commitment to the field of bioethics and promise in the program’s academic areas.
 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Bioethics

This program is designed for individuals interested in gaining an essential introduction to the philosophical, legal, and clinical foundations of bioethics with the Certificate in Clinical Bioethics Program. This program consists of four courses (12 credits) that are offered through an innovative, web-based format. All credits earned in the program may be applicable to the Master of Arts degree program in Bioethics within one year of certificate completion.

 Graduate Certificate in Research Ethics

Within this program, students build an understanding of human subjects research regulations and their historical foundations, and explore current topics in research ethics through the Certificate in Research Ethics Program. This program consists of four courses (12 credits) that are offered online. All credits earned in the program may be applicable to the Master of Arts degree program in Bioethics within one year of certificate completion.

 Courses

Course offerings for certificate programs: (For specific descriptions of course offerings, refer to listings within the Bioethics Program.)

Course

Research
Ethics

Clinical
Bioethics

10203

E

E

10206

10207

R

E

10209

R

10210

E

R

10211

10223

E

R

10225

10226

R

10228

R

10233

E

10234

E

10240

E

10275

E

R indicates required
E indicates elective

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MCW Bioethics News

Dr. Spellecy Participates in 4th Street Forum Panel Discussion on Caring for the Mentally Ill

Feb. 18 - Ryan Spellecy, PhD was a panelist on Milwaukee Public Television/Channel 10’s “Fourth Street Forum” program on “Caring for People with Mental Illness: Can’t We Do Better?” MPTV

Dr. Derse Discusses Ethical Issues Related to Parental Decisions on Vaccinations

Feb. 18 - Dr. Arthur Derse discusses ethical issues related parental decisions on vaccinations on Wisconsin Public Radio. WPR

Dr. Derse Advises Caution, More Study before Allowing Three-Parent Babies

Feb. 18 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dr. Arthur Derse recommends caution and further study before human studies are conducted on genetic modification of human embryos, so-called three-parent babies. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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(414) 955-4402
gradschoolrecruit@mcw.edu

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(414) 955-8218
gradschool@mcw.edu

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Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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