The new Master of Science program will involve intensive mentoring. Each student will be assigned an adviser upon matriculation who will serve as the primary mentor. This selection will be done at a faculty meeting by the full faculty, who will match student and faculty interest. This mentor will work with the student to establish his or her research agenda, design the research study, and assist with the research and manuscript preparation. This will be formalized in the student’s record by the registration for four (4) units of mentored research, one in each of four semesters. The normal expectation is that students will be required to prepare a minimum of two (2) scholarly papers for completion of the degree, though one (1) longer scholarly paper may meet this requirement, subject to approval from the student’s mentor. The required paper(s) must be accepted for publication to meet the graduation requirements. No mentor in the Department will be assigned more than one Master of Science student at any time, given the demanding role of the mentor. Standing and affiliated faculty in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy have agreed to serve as program mentors.