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Prospective students must be admitted to one of the collaborating graduate units and can apply separately to the CPB any time after.

 

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Education: CPB - Program Requirements (Master's Level and Doctoral Level)

Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants to the collaborative program must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative program and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments.
  • Students interested in the master's programs apply simultaneously to both the collaborating graduate unit and the CPB. Applications for admission to the CPB are considered only after admission to the collaborating graduate unit. If a student applies to more than one unit, a copy of each file must be submitted to the Academic Secretary, Collaborative Program in Bioethics.
  • Click here to get the application form and details about supporting documentation. The application must be accompanied by:
  • CPB's application form
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • up-to-date copies of all transcripts
  • a one-page letter of intent
  • two letters of reference
  • Where a thesis is required, an email or note from the proposed supervisor indicating willingness to supervise the student should be submitted to the Academic Secretary. Click here for faculty and bioethicists who are available for advice relating to research proposals.

Program Requirements

  • A student will be expected to meet the requirements of the home graduate unit as well as those of the collaborative program. Students should check with their home graduate program whether CPB course requirements may be counted toward the degree.
  • Students must complete:
  • SRM3333Y, a credit/no credit graduate seminar series in bioethics.
  • PHL 2145H, a review of the philosophical foundations of bioethics. Students who have completed an equivalent graduate course in philosophical bioethics may apply to the Program Director to have this requirement waived.
  • Bioethics-related 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE), see related courses.
  • Master's programs require either a thesis or equivalent research project as determined by the home unit. The thesis will be supervised by a thesis committee comprising a supervisor and normally two other members, at least one of whom is identified as an affiliated CPB faculty member. The thesis is evaluated according to the procedures and standards of the home graduate unit and must fall within the broad area of bioethics. Non-thesis projects require supervision; requirements for such projects will be determined by the home unit.

Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants to the collaborative program must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative program and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments.
  • Students interested in the doctoral programs apply simultaneously to both the collaborating graduate unit and the CPB. Applications for admission to the CPB are considered only after admission to the collaborating graduate unit. If a student applies to more than one unit, a copy of each file must be submitted to the Secretary, Collaborative Program in Bioethics.
  • Click here to get the application form and details about supporting documentation. The application must be accompanied by:
  • CPB's application form
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • up-to-date copies of all transcripts
  • a one-page letter of intent
  • two letters of reference
  • For the doctoral thesis, an email or note from the proposed supervisor indicating willingness to supervise the student should be submitted to the Academic Secretary. Click here for faculty and bioethicists who are available for advice relating to research proposals.

Program Requirements

  • A student will be expected to meet the requirements of the home graduate unit as well as those of the collaborative program. Students should check with their home graduate program whether CPB course requirements may be counted toward the degree.
  • Students must complete:
  • SDM4444Y, a credit/no credit graduate seminar series in bioethics.
  • PHL 2145H, a review of the philosophical foundations of bioethics. Students who have completed and equivalent graduate course in philosophical bioethics may apply to the Program Director to have this requirement waived.
  • Bioethics-related 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE), see related courses.
  • All doctoral candidates must complete a thesis. The thesis will be supervised by a thesis committee comprising a supervisor and normally two other members, at least one of whom is identified as an affiliated CPB faculty member. The thesis is evaluated according to the procedures and standards of the home graduate unit and must fall within the broad area of bioethics.