The Master of Arts requires 30 credit hours (24 hours of course work, 6 hours of thesis work). Nine credit hours per semester constitutes full-time status. Most bioethics courses are offered in the late afternoon or early evening to accommodate working professionals.
The Master of Arts in Bioethics Program welcomes both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students typically complete their course work in two semesters and their thesis at the end of the next semester (three semesters total). Prior to their first semester, full-time students can request permission to follow an accelerated schedule that allows for completion in twelve months. Part-time students have up to six years to complete their degree.