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Fall 2020


Domestic and International
January 18, 2021


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Education: Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Bioethics

Bioethics is concerned with finding practical answers to difficult value-based questions faced by patients and families, health professionals, health researchers, health administrators and health policymakers. The aim of the field of bioethics is to improve health. Interdisciplinary in nature, bioethics draws from many areas across the humanities, and health and social sciences. The University of Toronto's MHSc in Bioethics program reflects this interdisciplinarity, making it an exemplary model of interprofessional education.


The MHSc in Bioethics program, offered through the Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences and coordinated by the JCB, is a professional master's program for health practitioners, researchers, administrators and professionals. The goal of the MHSc in Bioethics program is to provide students with core theoretical foundations of the discipline and core skills to participate in ethics-related activities in contemporary health systems. The program exposes students to the breadth of ethical issues facing patients, providers, policy-makers and the public in health systems today, locally and globally. The program emphasizes interprofessional exchange and practical experience informed by theory. The MHSc in Bioethics is conducted in a modular format and has no thesis requirement, allowing high achieving professionals to earn a master's degree without interrupting their careers.


Who should apply?

  • Health Practitioners
  • Health Administrators and Policymakers
  • Research Ethics Board Chairs, Members or Administrators
  • Ethics Committee Members
  • Clinician Educators/Faculty Members
  • Clinical Residents and Fellows
  • Lawyers, Journalists, Regulators, etc.