Graduate Minor

The Graduate Minor in Bioethics was created to enhance the education of those seeking degrees in other graduate programs at Ohio State University. The Graduate Minor is offered as an online program and requires 12 credits (6 core; 6 elective) from BIOETHC courses.

For Graduate School policies regarding minors, please reference Section 8.4 of the Graduate School Handbook. Step by step instructions are available there.

Available Courses: Students in the Graduate Minor are permitted to take any bioethics courses save for the capstone courses (8000, 8010, 8020). Please visit our Graduate Courses page for a full list of offerings.

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Dual Degrees

Dual Degree MA in Bioethics and MA in Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies

Students interested in the intersections of law, public policy, medicine, ethics, spirituality, and humanities as it relates to Eastern Europe and Eurasia should consider the dual degree program between CSEEES and the Center for Bioethics. Officialized in Autumn 2021, this degree allows students to receive an MA in Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies and an MA in Bioethics in a reduced timeframe. Students complete core coursework in both degrees with dual credit allowing students to complete the degree in six semesters, or two and a half to three years.

Current students in the MA in Bioethics or CSEEES MA programs may apply to the program, as well as prospective students. The program is ideal for students who want to combine regional expertise with particular questions related to medicine and ethics.

Requirements for the dual degree:
53 credit hours are required for the dual degree, with coursework divided between unit and dual credit:

  • 19 credit hours specific to Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies
  • 18 credit hours specific to Bioethics; and
  • 16 dual credit hours

Completion requirements for the dual degree consist of:

  • A six-credit capstone sequence – three-credits of Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies directed readings, and a three-credit capstone course in Bioethics; and
  • Write a thesis that combines materials and coursework from both degrees with faculty representation from both programs on the thesis committee.

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