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Center for Ethics Education

Education and Research at the Forefront of Moral Debate

The Center for Ethics Education was established in 1999 to contribute to Fordham University’s commitment to the dignity of the human person and the advancement of the common good. Grounded in the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence, the Center offers interdisciplinary programs providing students with the tools for critical and compassionate engagement in creating a caring and just world. Its public programs create forums for moral understanding and collective moral action. Guided by principles of justice and care, the Center is a recognized leader in research promoting the rights and welfare of vulnerable populations across the globe.

Founded as an interdisciplinary, cross-university unit, the Center sponsors national conferences, professional workshops, and ethics seminars that create synergy among scholars, scientists, religious leaders, community advocates, industry leaders, and policy makers. Through its funded research programs (including the Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute), the Center provides opportunities for faculty and students to engage in empirical and theoretical study of ethical issues in health care, science, and public policy. The Center’s academic programs include:

  • 30-credit Master of Arts in Ethics and Society
  • graduate certificate in health care ethics
  • undergraduate minor in bioethics

These programs affirm the complementary roles of faith and reason, drawing upon courses in theology, philosophy, social and physical science, law, economics, political science, business, and other fields to provide multidisciplinary education to advance the common good.

With your support, our students can continue their role as change agents, and we can fund the essential research and events that make the Center for Ethics Education a home for intellectual and moral excellence.

For more information on the Center for Ethics Education, email the program director at ethics@fordham.edu.

For information about graduate admissions, emails FUGA@fordham.edu.