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Careers in Ethics

Health Care and Bioethics

Health care ethics is essential to understanding the implications and consequences of medical procedures and treatment decisions. If you are considering the health-care professions, a background in ethics will provide you with frameworks and analytical skills that will assist you in your work and help you to best serve the needs of those with whom you work.

Law and Legal Study

Ethics is an integral component of legal education and professional life. The MA in ethics and society will bolster your legal education and set you apart in the field of law, and is one of the few programs in the country that allows you to take courses at the Fordham University School of Law. 

Ethics Compliance and Regulation

Many companies and organizations in business and finance recruit staff with the ability to offer innovative solutions to complex ethics dilemmas. In addition, all research universities are required to form Institutional Review Boards to monitor and approve research in fields such as psychology. A degree in ethics will prepare you for a range of opportunities in critical analytical and decision-making positions.

Research and Policy

Ethics and moral decision-making are frequently crucial in matters of public policy. Training in ethics will give you an added advantage, whether you’re considering eventual public office, careers in governmental think tanks, or any type of public policy work.

Nonprofit and Social Justice

A degree in ethics is relevant to pursuing work abroad in humanitarian aid, conflict resolution, and peacekeeping, as well as domestic nonprofit work, such as community organization and promoting human rights.

Professional and Doctoral Education

With opportunities to take graduate courses in a number of fields (including law and social work), you will obtain valuable experience to further your education in a variety of fields. Graduates pursue professional and doctoral degrees in law, medicine, philosophy, theology, and psychology.

To view more alumni and careers, please visit the Ethics and Society "Our Alumni" page.