About Our Department

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Jointly offered by Clarkson and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Bioethics Program offers both a Master of Science in Bioethics and Graduate Certificates in Bioethics. Master of Science in Bioethics and Master of 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

"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

Webinars on Issues in Bioethics

Erasing Blackness from Bioethics

Erasing Blackness from Bioethics: How Histories Minimize, Ignore or Deplore African American Contributions to Bioethics was hosted on October 12, 2022 as a free, public webinar by the Bioethics Program of Clarkson University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. It was led by Robert Baker, PhD, the Founding Director of Clarkson's Bioethics Program.

Epidemiology in Today’s Global Pandemic

Dr. John Huppertz, chair of the MBA in Healthcare Management program, moderated a discussion with Jane Oppenlander, interim chair of Bioethics, and Eva Williford, doctoral student in biostatistics, both of whom teach Managerial Epidemiology.