Join us and learn the details of this remarkable program!
The Department of Bioethics is hosting an open house and Integrated Graduate Studies (IGS) Information session on November 5th at 5PM. Through IGS you can earn your MA in Bioethics in your senior year here at CWRU!  Come hear the details of this remarkable program on Thursday, November 5th, at 5pm.  Stay after if you would like to sit in on our class, Foundations in Bioethics.

We are also hosting another information session about our 3-credit short-term study abroad opportunities on Friday, Nov. 13, at 1PM.
Locations include Amsterdam, Paris, and San Sebastian.  Trips take place in March or May.  These are all 3-credit courses for Spring registration.  See below for RSVP!
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Hope to see you!

The Department of Bioethics

The Department of Bioethics invites you to join us:
Thursday November 5th
Open House Reception  and IGS info session
TA200 in the School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics
Welcome reception- Students will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with our faculty and current MA and IGS students.  We will also have an information session about the IGS program.
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

Interested students are welcome to attend and participate in our evening seminar "Foundations in Bioethics."
Click here to RSVP for either event
Or email to RSVP

Hear from Karen, who is currently at CWRU School of Medicine.  She earned her MA in Bioethics in her senior year at CWRU.

Friday, November 13th
International Programs Information Session
Lunch provided
TA200 in the School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics
Travel to Amsterdam, Paris, San Sebastian with The Department of Bioethics.  All are 3-credit courses that are open to all undergraduate and graduate students.  Courses count for Global and Cultural Diversity for Arts and Sciences and Humanities Credit for Engineering students.  The international trip takes place in March over Spring break for the Paris and Amsterdam Public Health course.  The trip for the San Sebastian course and the Amsterdam Death, Dying and Euthanasia course is in May right after final exams.

Can't make it? Contact Marie Norris to learn more.
Marie Norris, Graduate Studies Coordinator
Department of Bioethics
CWRU School of Medicine
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4976.
Phone (216) 368-8718
Fax (216) 368-8713

Integrated Graduate Studies (IGS) Program in Bioethics

Qualified CWRU undergraduates may be admitted to our MA program to complete a Master’s degree in Bioethics during their senior year. 

For more information about the MA courses and requirements, go to:

For more information about the CWRU IGS Program, go to:

Want to Get Engaged in Bioethics Before Committing to the MA Program?

  • Bioethics undergraduate courses: BETH 271- Bioethics: Dilemmas; BETH 371- Advanced Bioethics; BETH 371C- Bioethics Clinical Rotations; BETH 315 (B, C, D, E, F, G) International Courses
  • Join the Undergraduate Bioethics Society
  • E-mail us to sign up for the Conversations in Bioethics mailing list for

Master's Degree Program

The Department's highly successful Master of Arts program in Bioethics emphasizes the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of the field. Since 1995, it has provided advanced training in bioethics for students and professionals who will encounter bioethical issues in the course of their primary careers.

Bioethics MA students/colleagues have the opportunity to work closely with department faculty in their specialty areas while completing the MA degree in only one year (full-time) Highlights of the program include:

  • Nationally and internationally renowned multidisciplinary faculty with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, philosophy, law, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, public health, and history
  • Outstanding dual-degree programs with Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Law, Public Health, and Genetics
  • Unique clinical experience with clinical ethics practicum opportunities at three major academic medical centers (University Hospitals’ Case Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation) and the Hospice of Western Reserve
  • New research ethics track designed to explore ethical issues in research in depth through course work, direct observation, and working with research regulatory professionals. Because the Research Ethics Track can be done on a full- or part-time basis, it is suitable both for those who wish to develop new expertise and those who wish to enhance their knowledge while working in a research setting.  Students will explore the theoretical and practical issues that arise in research, examining various stakeholders' perspectives.   IRB directors, study coordinators, and other research professionals would be especially well-suited to undertake this course of study. Graduates of the research track have gone on to work in IRBs and research education.
  • International bioethics programs. Different cultures understand and address ethical issues in medicine and the life sciences in unique ways. Gaining an appreciation for this international diversity is critical in today’s world, and can be both illuminating and challenging. The Department of Bioethics has developed study abroad partnerships with academic institutions in other countries.  These short-term study abroad courses are taught by CWRU and international faculty, and take place over the winter, spring, and summer breaks.  Locations include Paris, Amsterdam, Salamanca (Spain), Costa Rica, and India. The courses provide a window into critical Bioethics questions such as end-of-life decisions, reproductive rights, and health care justice. In addition to giving students a broader perspective, the international experience also provides them with an opportunity to reflect on how culture has helped shape their own individual views about issues central to the delivery of health care.
  • Wide array of department electives drawing from the entire University curriculum
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Our mailing address is:
Michelle L. Champoir-Burke, M.A.
Director International Education Programs
Department of Bioethics
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DIRECTIONS to The Department of Bioethics
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine TA213
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4976
office(216)-368-5377 fax (216)-368-8713