Ethics and Society

Fordham University

12 months
1442 USD/credit
1442 USD/credit
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From bioethics to business, from the courtroom to Congress, the need for ethical decision-making has never been greater. At Fordham University , our Ethics and Society master’s program will provide you with the tools for critical and compassionate engagement with the most pressing moral, social, political and environmental issues of our time.


The Ethics and Society students from Fordham University  are change agents embarking on careers in medicine, public health, law, business, science and the non-profit sector as paths to making the world a better place.

The interdisciplinary approach will expose you to diverse perspectives from faculty experts on topics including moral philosophy, moral theology, ethics in the health professions, research ethics and environmental justice. Grounded in the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence and social justice, graduates of our program work to create a caring, just and ethical world.

Program Highlights

  • Opportunity to network with faculty, alumni, and ethics professionals
  • A field practicum that allows you to work with leaders across a broad range of professions
  • Exposure to renowned national and international scholars, policy makers and business and media leaders through Center for Ethics Education events

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics & Society: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
  • Topics in Legal Philosophy
  • Natural Law: The Nature, Foundations and Content of Justice
  • Topics in Legal Philosophy (Law School)
  • Natural Law Ethics (Philosophy)
  • Introduction to Aristotle (Philosophy)
  • Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas (Philosophy)
  • Normative Ethical Theories (Philosophy)
  • Environmental Philosophy and Ethics (Philosophy)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Coursework, experience, or training in at least one of the core areas of ethics scholarship (philosophy, theology, or the social or natural sciences) or
Application Documents and Materials:
  • A statement of intent detailing both your academic aims and interests at Fordham (1-2 pages);
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended;
  • GRE General Test scores* and, for all nonnative speakers of English, TOEFL scores;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Resume or CV or
  • Application Fee (currently $35).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1442 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1442 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Ethics and Society
Fordham University