M.A. Philosophy Program in Bioethics
M.A. philosophy students at Franciscan University can pursue the bioethics concentration within the degree program. This concentration requires that 12 of the 30 hours required for the M.A. be in graduate bioethics classes, including Theory and Practice, Clinical Issues, Health Care Law and Social Policy, and a clinical-practicum centered on following “rounds” and direct observations at nearby hospitals.
Your training in bioethics will prepare you to address intelligently the vexing ethical questions generated by recent biotechnological advances, articulate the logical case for life on the most controversial issues concerning the beginning of life, the end of life, and sexuality, and offer professional consultation on concrete issues arising in hospital settings.