The Master of Arts degree program, Bioethics: Life, Health, and Environment, promotes a broad conception of Bioethics encompassing both medical and environmental ethics through conferences, workshops, public lectures, and graduate courses. Based in Arts and Science, it draws on courses as well on faculty affiliates and programs in the schools of Medicine, Law, Education, and Public Service, among others. Students may choose to follow a health track or an environment track but in both cases they will receive training in a broader Bioethics whose theories and applications encompass life in all its forms. Students will also be assigned to an adviser who will provide them with individual guidance throughout their time in the program. Please follow these links for more information on the Health and Environment Tracks.
Dr. Arthur Zitrin (left) and Professor William Ruddick (Right) at the launch of the NYU Center for Bioethics in October 2007.
The NYU Center for Bioethics was launched in September 2007 with a Chair endowed by Dr. Arthur Zitrin, who for over 40 years was a prime mover in ethics education at the NYU Medical Center, and with further support from the Faculty of Arts and Science. The founding aim of the Center was to offer an M.A. in Bioethics that combined medical and environmental ethics within a diverse academic and urban setting taught by faculty throughout the University, and to conduct research and sponsor public activities throughout the community. The Center's students are drawn from different backgrounds, countries, and career paths.