MA Program Specialization in Ethics in Society
CUNY's Graduate Program in Philosophy is designed to provide graduate students with a sound general training in the history of ancient and modern philosophy and in the main areas of current philosophical inquiry.
The M.A. program is intended to serve a number of purposes: to lay a general foundation for more advanced and specialized work at the doctoral level; to provide philosophical training of interdisciplinary relevance for students who intend to work in other scholarly areas or in business or the professions; to provide training to those who wish to pursue general philosophical studies beyond the baccalaureate level either for reasons of personal development or because they wish to teach in secondary schools or community colleges.
The Program in Philosophy has created a specialization in "Ethics in Society." This program will allow students to pursue an MA in Philosophy under the Doctoral Faculty of the Program in Philosophy. The program will provide course work in applied ethics, professional ethics, and ethics in practice, moral theory and political philosophy as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and experiences of applying theory to concrete problems of society and the professions.
The MA Specialization in Ethics and Society is designed to meet the needs of people with an interest in ethics in society who want to pursue the subject or who have career goals that require the academic credentials of a degree granting program. Presently, no other program in New York City offers this level of training. The Doctoral Faculty includes philosophers with special expertise and stature in the areas of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, and a broad variety of applied ethics specialties: criminal justice, philosophy of law, business ethics, ethics of education, feminism, bioethics, environmental ethics, ethics and international relations, and social work ethics.
For information on the requirements for the M.A specialization in Ethics and Society., see the Curriculum section.