Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Master of Arts in Ethics and Society

About the Program

The Master of Arts in Ethics and Society graduate program embodies the university's mission to offer education in the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence enriched through moral values, religious concerns, and active engagement in creating a caring and just world. Students are provided with valuable opportunities to develop moral competence and character, and contribute to community welfare and national policy that advance the common good.

  program curriculum
Today's developments in culture and technology generate new conundrums at breakneck speed; the Master of Arts in Ethics and Society is designed to provide general frameworks from which to address today's burning ethical issues.  To gain the intellectual tools for critical and compassionate engagement, students take courses in moral philosophy, moral theology, the natural and social sciences, and electives, tailoring the program to the student's individual interests and career goals.  For more information, click here.

Elective field practicum experience

The Master of Arts in Ethics and Society seeks to provide practical as well as intellectual underpinnings for intelligent engagement with today's ethical concerns.  Advanced students may opt to "shadow" a professional engaged in ethical decision-making one day per week over the course of a semester.  For more information, click here.

admissions information
Students are admitted on a rolling basis.  However, students interested in Fall admission are encouraged to apply by late July, and those interested in Spring admissions are encouraged to submit their materials by the end of November.  Please note that if you are applying for merit-based aid, Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences recommends applying by December 2, with an absolute deadline of January 8, 2014.  For a complete list of deadlines, click here.

All students are admitted through Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  For more information about applying to the Master of Arts in Ethics and Society, click here.  For GSAS application requirements, click here.

alumni and careers
With the climbing cost of education, we are especially concerned with placing students well.  Graduates of the Master of Arts in Ethics and Society will have ongoing access to a network of ethics professionals, as well as connection to a host of ethics opportunities.  Click here to see what some of our recent graduates are doing.

You are warmly invited to contact the program director with any questions or if you would like to discuss the program in more detail:
Adam Fried, Ph.D.
Director, Master of Arts in Ethics and Society
Assistant Director, Center for Ethics Education
Fordham University
441 East Fordham Road, Dealy 226
Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: 718-817-0128

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