Frequently Asked Questions

$3,000 per semester and $100 graduation fee for a total of $6,100. A limited number of Einstein and Cardozo students are permitted to take the Certificate Program for free.

To complete 32 credits the cost would be $36,706, and a graduation fee of $150 for a total of $36,856. Reduced fees are available to Cardozo and Einstein students, who may add the MS in Bioethics to their current degree for $10,000.

Our intensives are usually 2 credit courses and cost $2,382.

Of course! Many students take the Certificate program or one of our intensives and then later add more courses. If they decide to complete the MS in Bioethics, all those credits will count. Our program is designed to suit the needs of students.

We accept 10 credits in transfer from an outside program.

The MS in Bioethics requires 32 credits. Ten credits come from the required Bioethics and Medical Humanities 1 and 2 and the Capstone. The Certificate Program consists of two courses only, Bioethics and Medical Humanities 1 and 2.

A full-time student can complete the MS in Bioethics in a calendar year. Part-time students often take one seminar and/or intensive course per semester and may complete the program over several years.

Most classes are held at Cardozo Law, on 5th Avenue in Greenwich Village. Some classes are held at Einstein, up in the Bronx.

Our graduates have become clinical ethics consultants, bioethics teachers, IRB professionals, and science writers. Most of our graduates either have or plan to pursue a separate professional degree, and have gone on to leadership roles in medicine, law, and public policy. Many of our students work in the medical field and attend our program to enhance their understanding of ethical conflicts in their every day work. The program faculty are happy to discuss career paths and options with applicants and students.

Check out our course list! Most of our classes are seminars that meet once weekly and some are 4 full-day intensives. Our classes offer a varied experience combining narrative, philosophy, law, medicine and other approaches. Typical course include: Reproductive Ethics, Death and Dying, Dementia and Health Policy, and Personhood. Our faculty are justly celebrated for their dedication and creativity. And the other students you’ll meet are exceptionally interesting and thoughtful.

Einstein: Medical Students at Einstein can arrange to take either the Certificate or Master of Science program; each will require permission from the Dean of Students and good academic standing. The Certificate program can be fit into the 4th year of medical school with careful advance planning. The MS program requires the student to take an additional year, typically between 3rd and 4th years, and often permits the student to have time to participate in a research project.


Tuition for the Certificate program is free for Einstein and Cardozo students, though space is limited. Tuition for the MS program is $10,000.