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Curriculum and Program Requirements

Curriculum and Program Requirements

The M.A. in Applied Philosophy & Ethics has a 30-hour thesis track and a 33-hour coursework-only track. (These links will direct you to the Catalog, which includes detailed information about both options.)

Whichever track you take, four specific courses are required:

  • Applied Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Social & Political Philosophy
  • Dialogue

In addition, you must take one course in non-normative philosophy. Options include Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Philosophy of Biology.

In addition to the required courses, thesis students take three electives and two courses that are devoted to thesis work (Thesis A and Thesis B). Coursework-only students take six electives. Popular electives include Environmental Ethics; Moral Psychology; and Philosophy, Nonviolence, Sustainability, and Social Change. The full list is available here.

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