Master of Science in Bioethics
The dual J.D./M.S. in Bioethics program is offered by Albany Law School in
conjunction with the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College.
The Alden March Bioethics Institute is an internationally recognized leader in
the growing field of bioethics and its graduate education programs bring
together outstanding teachers, innovative researchers, excellent students, the
latest teaching technology, and an intensive clinical ethics program. The M.S in
Bioethics is designed for those who want to put bioethics to work in their own
professional careers. Albany Medical College is conveniently located directly
across the street from Albany Law School, which gives law students a unique
opportunity to participate in clinical rounds, ethics consultations and
educational sessions on a regular basis.
Master's students must complete a total of 10 courses. The online and onsite
courses include empirical bioethics, research ethics, classic cases, clinical
ethics and others. Students also complete a required master's project, choosing
a traditional thesis, two publishable journal articles, or a practical project.
Law and bioethics dual degree students can satisfy master's requirements by
taking three specified courses at Albany Law School. Students can also count 12
credits earned in the Master of Science in Bioethics program toward their J.D.
at Albany Law School. Because students can "double-count" courses, they can
complete a J.D./ M.S. in Bioethics in three to four years. Albany Law School
students may also satisfy the Law School's upper class writing requirement and
the bioethics final research project by completing one research paper that
satisfies the requirements of both programs.
The Alden March Bioethics Institute works closely with Albany Law School to
create a plan of study that accommodates both schools' schedules. M.S. courses
are offered fall, winter, spring and summer to give students flexibility in
completing their requirements. The M.S. in Bioethics and the J.D./M.S. Degree
programs are registered by the New York State Board of Regents.
Admission Requirements: The applicant must be accepted and matriculated in
both programs through the admissions process of each program to be enrolled in
the dual degree program.
For more information about applying to the Alden March Bioethics Institute,
Prof. Evelyn Tenenbaum
Coordinator of the Dual Degree
Albany Law School
of Graduate Studies
March Bioethics Institute
Albany Medical College
518-262-9396 , FrazieC@mail.amc.edu