What We Teach

The center is involved in teaching ethics at every level. A variety of topics are addressed in ethics courses at Emory College and in the professional and graduate schools. Ethics is a key theme in the health sciences schools, and an ethics minor is available to undergraduates pursuing any major. A master’s program in bioethics prepares leaders in the field.

Faculty at the Center for Ethics teach the Ethics curriculum at the Emory School of Medicine. Faculty also collaborate with other health science schools in teaching.

Teaching in the School of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing

Our scholars serve on national working groups and grants—for example, participating in discussions about ethical practice related to COVID-19, addressing ethical issues for NASA, and serving on national and state boards. They have written ethical guidelines with the CDC, worked with legislators in revising Georgia’s advance directive law, and more.

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Our senior faculty fellows teach and write in medicine, law, religion, and the life sciences, including patient/doctor care communication, organizational ethics, neuroscience, pediatrics, and end-of-life care.

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Master of Arts in Bioethics

The Master of Arts in Bioethics program provides rigorous, advanced, interdisciplinary study in bioethics for professionals and students interested in the social and ethical challenges facing medicine and the life sciences. Given Emory's status as a leading research and teaching university, graduates of the Masters in Bioethics program will be trained to help advance the national conversation on important issues influencing public policy, scholarship, practice, and education in the field.

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Masters Students