Graduate Programs

Degree Programs

Joint Degrees
J.D. - Master of Arts in Philosophy

The joint J.D./M.A. with a concentration in Health Law and Bioethics provides a unique and valuable perspective on the field of bioethics through combining the philosophical study of bioethics with a legal education. Candidates usually spend the first year in law school, adding courses from the IU Department of Philosophy during the second year. In addition to the basic required law school courses, students in this program will be required to complete the requirements for the Concentration in Health Law. The capstone project for this joint degree program will be a paper in a topic that addresses the fields of law and bioethics. This paper will satisfy both the advanced research and writing requirement at the law school and the thesis/research project in the Department of Philosophy.

Requirements: 84 credit hours of law courses; 30 hours of coursework in the Department of Philosophy. See JD/MA Requirements.

For additional information contact:

Dr. Jason T. Eberl
Department of Philosophy, IUPUI
Cavanaugh 331
425 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140
Phone: (317) 278-9239