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M.A. Philosophy (Concentration: Applied Ethics)

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Philosophy may sound dauntingly remote from our daily concerns, but its basic questions "What can I know? What may I hope? What must I do?" actually pose themselves throughout any thinking person's journey. And the skills it teaches — close reading, careful thinking, and the critique of ideas — apply to most areas of human endeavor. A background in philosophy is thus excellent training for many careers, and matchless preparation for life itself.

This degree offers training in the theoretical justification and the practical application of moral reasoning. Students may choose to concentrate their courses in business ethics or health care ethics or in combination and will develop skills in seeing, analysing, and resolving problems in the workplace. Prerequisites are six credits of upper-division undergraduate work in philosophy.


Core modules:

• PHI 501 Graduate Proseminar
• PHI 525 Epistemology
• PHI 599 Philosophical Concepts and Systems
• PHI 640 Seminar

Philosophy Concentration (choose two):

• PHI 512 Ethical Theories (recommended)
• PHI 570 Bioethics (recommended)
• PHI 580 Business Ethics (recommended)


• PHI 600 Thesis I
• PHI 610 Thesis



• Students can choose the non-thesis option and select modules from the business or healthcare track.

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