Department Information


Both the Office of Graduate Studies and the Department of Bioethics will hold student orientations.

Graduate Studies orientation: August 20th and 21st.

Department of Bioethics orientation: August 23rd, 8:00am-3:00pm.

You are required to attend these orientations. The goals of our orientation are to:

  1. introduce students to the Department of Bioethics;
  2. discuss goals of the Master’s program;
  3. introduce faculty and other students;
  4. discuss program logistics.


Instructions on enrolling in classes

A list of core and selected elective courses and descriptions is enclosed. Most students register after orientation. Don’t worry about being closed out of courses; it’s very rare for graduate students to have this problem. If you want to register before orientation, please contact your adviser to schedule a time to visit and plan your program of study.

Academic Advisor

You must meet with your advisor prior to registering. You will be matched with a faculty member who will help you plan your program of study.

Foundations in Bioethics I: BETH 401 (core course)

Foundations in Bioethics is typically scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings. The class is usually located in Robbins Building of the School of Medicine.

Clinical Ethics Rotation: BETH 405 (core course)

Students who intend to complete the clinical ethics rotation during the 2019-2020 academic year should register for 1.5 credit hours in the Fall and Spring semesters. The program includes two 10-week rotations.

There will be an in-depth Clinical Ethics Rotation Orientation held as part of the Department of Bioethics Orientation. If you have any questions about the rotation, e-mail Dr. Leah Jeunnette