A Master’s degree in ethics can be a valuable stepping stone on the way to law school or a more direct path into ethics compliance, policy analyst, or other policy-related positions that require a deep understanding of ethical decision-making and social justice.
Our curriculum includes many courses that would be valuable for a variety of careers in law, compliance, and policy. As an Ethics and Society student, you would have the opportunity to take courses offered by Fordham’s School of Law, Gabelli School of Business, and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, our areas of specialization provide opportunities to explore the ethical dimensions of specific policy areas more deeply. Someone interested in pursuing a career in environmental law or policy could specialize in Environmental Ethics, while someone who is interested in housing or employment discrimination may benefit from a specialization in Race, Class, and Gender, and someone interested in immigration law may opt for a specialization in Globalization and Human Rights.
Relevant courses include:
- Human Rights and Social Justice
- Democratic Political Economy
- Ethics and Economics
- Conservation Law and Policy
- Crime and Punishment
- U.S. Immigration and Ethnicity
- Campaign Finance and Ethics
Ethics and Society alumni have gone on to study at some of the top law schools in the country--including at Fordham, Yale, Duke, Georgetown, NYU, and CUNY--and have gone on to meaningful legal careers with the Bronx Defenders, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Special Victims Bureau, and numerous private law firms. Other alumni have gone on to pursue compliance- and policy-related positions outside of the law, for organizations like the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and NYU.