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Military Ethics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
Military ethics is a broadly interdisciplinary study, incorporating concerns about the conduct of war, decisions on how and when to engage in military operations, and issues relating to the moral psychology and care of those who serve and of veterans of military service.

Overview

It focuses on the core values and moral principles that collectively govern the men and women serving in the military forces of nations around the world, as members of what is sometimes termed the “military profession” or “the profession of arms.” The ethical foundations that define the profession of arms have developed over millennia from the shared values and experiences, unique role responsibilities, and reflections of members of the profession on their own practices—eventually coming to serve as the basis for various warrior codes and the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC). Traditional just war theory (political and moral philosophy governing when the use of military force is justified for the resolution of international conflicts) plays a key role in international relations as well as in international law, including the LOAC and international humanitarian law.

The program has been designed to educate students on and guide their research into vital global issues in military ethics. These issues include (but are not limited to) modern applications of classical just war theory and traditional warrior’s codes, the principle of noncombatant immunity, human rights, international humanitarian law, humanitarian intervention, the ethical use of emerging military technologies, civil-military relations and society’s obligations to troops and veterans, transitional justice, and the moral foundations of sustainable peace.

The study of military ethics supports long-term humanitarian goals, such as preventing unjust wars; decreasing incidents of war crimes, genocide, human rights abuses, and other atrocities produced by the dehumanizing effects of armed conflict; supporting the mental health and successful transitions of military service members and combat veterans; and fostering a lasting peace founded in justice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Representations of War in Ancient Rome
  • Greek Tragedy (in English translation)
  • International Law
  • Fundamentals of International Law
  • Contemporary Issues in International and Comparative Law: IP/Human Rights
  • Admiralty Law
  •  Counterterrorism Law

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits

    Credit hours

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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General Requirements

  • Statement of Objectives
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified translations in English
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee: A non refundable application fee of $50 is required for each application submitted
  • Test Scores
  • Applicants must have a good academic record
  • Required courses: Ethics, War and Morality, Topics in Ethics: Military Conflicts, Ethics, and International Law, Ethics and Public Policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1827 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1827 USD per credit and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    1827 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1827 USD per credit and a duration of 15 months.
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