Sonya Charles, Ph.D., Program Director
The Philosophy Department offers a course of study leading to a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Study in Bioethics. The certificate program is designed primarily for individuals involved in health care practice, research, or administration, for whom questions of ethics arise on a daily basis. The curriculum provides grounding in the essentials of bioethical reasoning and practice for nurses, physicians, social workers, researchers, hospital administrators and other health care professionals.
Sonya Charles, Ph.D., publishes in the areas of feminism and reproductive ethics. Her article, "The Ethics of Vaginal Birth after Cesarean," was recently published in the premier bioethics journal, The Hastings Center Report, (2012).
Karen Haely, Ph.D., has expertise in ethics and bioethics as well as philosophy of science and feminist epistemology.
Bradley Lipinski, MA, J.D., has experience in ethics, bioethics as well as in the law.
Toni Nicoletti, Ph.D., has expertise in ethics, bioethics and practical reasoning and has publications in bioethics. She is interested in the role emotion plays in decision-making.
Degree-seeking graduate students who hold Regular admission status may be admitted to the certificate program. Those wishing only to earn the certificate may do so and can indicate this on their application form. The applicant must meet the graduate certificate admission requirements detailed in the Admissions section of this Catalog. Credits earned for the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Study in Bioethics may apply toward a graduate degree as approved by the student's graduate program director and in keeping with the policies of the College of Graduate Studies. With program permission, non-degree graduate students may enroll in the courses noted below, but non-degree graduate students must be admitted to the certificate program in order to earn the certificate.
Submit application materials to the Graduate Admissions Office.
Apply Now: http://www.csuohio.edu/graduate-admissions/how-apply
For further information, contact:
The Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue Rhodes Tower 1344
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 687-3900 Fax: (216) 523-7422