The Center for Bioethics offers a Master of Arts (M.A., Plan A) degree with a major in Bioethics. The curriculum for this program includes a set of required core courses, the opportunity for study of electives in bioethics, as well as a requirement for coursework in other fields that are related to bioethics. Students will be required to write a master's thesis. Given the fundamentally interdisciplinary nature of bioethics, professional opportunities in the field are greatly enhanced for trainees with a graduate degree in bioethics as well as a terminal graduate or professional degree in another field - for example, degree combinations of an MA degree in Bioethics with another degree such as a JD, PhD, MD or others. This model prompts students to acquire a firm disciplinary grounding as well as interdisciplinary bioethics expertise, a practice which best prepares students for bioethics related career placement.