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Master of Arts in Urban Bioethics

MA in Urban Bioethics - Group at templeThe Master of Arts in Urban Bioethics, offered through the Center for Urban Bioethics, is the nation’s only bioethics degree explicitly focused on health equity. The program provides a solid foundation in traditional bioethics along with practical training and resources for understanding and analyzing the ethics, values, and value conflicts present in many dense, disparate, and diverse urban settings.

Students who pursue the MA in Urban Bioethics learn how to address inequities of health and issues of access to medical, legal, and other resources that impact health in  urban areas. Due to the far-reaching impact of bioethics, we welcome students from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds, including medicine, policy, philosophy, research, industry, administration, and law.

The MA in Urban Bioethics can be completed as a stand-alone degree or as a dual degree. We offer dual degree programs with medicine (MD), sociology (MA, PhD), and philosophy (MA, PhD). We also offer specialized tracks for Temple University Health System residents in internal medicine, psychiatry, and obstetrics/gynecology. Students who wish only to complete the core Urban Bioethics courses can earn a Graduate Certificate in Urban Bioethics.