12 months
1593 USD/credit 47790 USD/year
1593 USD/credit 47790 USD/year
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From bioethics to business, from the courtroom to the classroom, the need for ethical decision-making has never been greater. Our Master's Degree Program in Ethics and Society in the Center for Ethics Education at Fordham University will provide you with the tools for critical and compassionate engagement with the most pressing ethical issues.


During these unprecendented times, our Ethics and Society courses address issues of current ethical import including the fight for racial justice and equality. Both academically rigorous and practical, our interdisciplinary MA program at Fordham University is grounded in the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence—enriched through moral values, religious concerns, and a commitment to creating a caring and just world.

You will gain a foundation in the moral frameworks of philosophy, theology, psychology, bioethics, and social justice while observing professionals whose work requires ethical decision-making.


  • Health care and bioethics
  • Law and legal study
  • Ethics compliance and regulation
  • Research and public policy
  • Nonprofits and social justice
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Psychology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics & Society: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
  • Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics
  • Modern Ethical Theories
  • Aristotelian Ethics
  • Confronting Moral Controversy
  • Human Rights Law
  • Ethics and Economics
  • Theology and Science
  • Beauty of Justice
  • Ecological Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Online Application
  • Statement of intent detailing both your academic aims and interests at Fordham (1-2 pages)
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: optional
  • Three letters of recommendation: Submitted directly via the online application
  • Resume or CV
  • Writing sample
  • Application Fee (currently $70)
  • Official degree transcripts confirming prior degree conferral are required for all applicants, regardless of matriculation status.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1593 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    47790 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1593 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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