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Applied Philosophy and Ethics (Non-thesis Option)

Texas State University

12 months
765 USD/credit 25245 USD/year
765 USD/credit 25245 USD/year
357 USD/credit 11781 USD/year
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The Applied Philosophy and Ethics (Non-thesis Option) program from Texas State University has played a pivotal role in the development of my critical reasoning, writing and communication skills. The stimulating classes have provided invaluable exposure to complex, well-reasoned and sometimes conflicting perspectives which have influenced the person I’ve become and the person I strive to be.


Program Mission

The mission of the Department of Philosophy is to:
  • preserve, increase and transmit knowledge of the discipline of philosophy and its applications
  • foster critical and moral thinking skills
  • support excellence in faculty research and creative activity
  • promote public dialogue on matters of significance throughout the university and community

All graduates will be highly trained in critical analysis, independent thought, and ethical inquiry. MAAPE students will have the ability to apply philosophical frameworks to real-world situations and to engage in productive, theoretically informed dialogue in professional and community settings of their choice.

Career Options

Graduates of the Applied Philosophy and Ethics (Non-thesis Option) program from Texas State University are qualified for teaching positions in community college settings and may choose to pursue advanced studies in philosophy or related fields. In addition, graduates have taken positions in academic advisement, legal services, international educational outreach, child protective services, and a variety of community organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Practicum in Teaching Philosophy
  • Responsible Conduct of Research and Research Ethics
  • Applied Philosophy
  • Dialogue
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Philosophical Writing.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee OR $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • statement of purpose (one page)
  • two letters of recommendation
  • writing sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25245 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25245 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11781 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 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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Applied Philosophy and Ethics (Non-thesis Option)
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