Dual Degree, Bioethics & Public Health - Matthew
Matthew is a first year student in Bioethics and Public Health. Matthew shares his experience at Case Western Reserve University and his plans to travel abroad to Amsterdam to study euthanasia.
Dual Degree, Bioethics & Public Health - Charley
Charley is earning her Master's in Bioethics and Medical Humanities as well as MA in Public Health. She completed her BA at Michigan State University, before coming to Case Western Reserve University to further her studies in Bioethics.
This program combines the Master of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities with the Master of Public Health degree.
Because of the breadth and scope of the field of public health and the discipline of bioethics, the CWRU MPH and Bioethics Programs are ideally suited to combine in a joint effort. The MPH/Bioethics and Medical Humanities shared degree will enable students to obtain graduate preparation in both fields, contributing to the application of ethics in public health practice and thereby increasing the availability of leadership and scholarship relating to Bioethics in the public health community.
It is anticipated that this collaboration will improve the ethics component of the public health educational experience for all students through closer collaboration between departments, and through peer interactions of dual degree students and their colleagues.
The MPH Degree is a "terminal" degree and persons with the degree may pursue a variety of career paths. The MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities is considered a supplementary degree in that it enhances careers in other fields, e.g. law, medicine, nursing, or in this case, public health.
The joint bioethics-public health degree would fuel careers in every aspect of public health, including international and global health, public health preparedness and function, environmental health sciences, behavioral sciences, health education, health communications and health policy and management.
Students must apply and be accepted to each degree program to qualify. New students can apply to both programs simultaneously; current MPH or MA students may apply before the end of their first semester.
To apply to the MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities program, check out the Application Requirements
To apply to the MPH program, check out the Admissions page.
|MA Degree||Credits||MPH Degree||Credits|
|“Pure” MPH Core Curriculum||18|
|Foundations in Bioethics I and II
(BETH 401 and 402)
|Clinical Ethics Rotation
(BETH 405 over two semesters)
|Introduction to Public Health Ethics
|3||Introduction to Public Health Ethics
|Capstone in Bioethics and Medical Humanities (BETH 402C)||1.5|
|MPH Concentrations Courses||9|
|MPH Capstone (with Bioethics and Medical Humanities Component)*||6||MPH Capstone (with Bioethics and Medical Humanities Component)*||6|
|Electives in Bioethics and Medical Humanities||3|
|Mini elective in Bioethics and Medical Humanities||1.5|
|MA Total Credits||30||MPH Total Credits||42|
*Double count 9 credits between the programs.