Dual Degree Bioethics and Theology

A dual MTS/MA-Bioethics (Master of Arts in Bioethics) is offered in conjunction with the Laney Graduate School and the Center for Ethics. This degree allows students to earn both the MTS and MA-Bioethics in two years rather than in the usual three.

Candidates for the dual degree program must apply to and be accepted by both Candler and Laney. The schools maintain independent application procedures.

Typically, the first year is spent at the Center for Ethics and the second year at Candler. Students must register for and pay tuition for two semesters at Laney and two semesters at Candler but may take courses in either school. In order to meet degree requirements for the MTS, students must complete a minimum of 18 hours at Candler, including either the MTS Thesis (MTS502)or MTS Integrative Paper (MTS503). In addition, students enroll in the dual interdisciplinary seminar offered by Candler and the Center for Ethics. Dual degree students also enroll in ES501 and in a seminar that address issues of life, death, and/or health and theology (e.g.,NT629). The MTS professional elective will be fulfilled by BIOETH601, the Bioethics Service Learning Practicum.

Candler scholarships and grants are applicable only to those semesters in which students are in residence at the School of Theology.

For information about the MTS portion of the MTS/MA-Bioethics, please contact Steve Kraftchick at skraftc@emory.edu.