Philosophy - Ethics

Holy Apostles

M.A. Online
320 USD/credit
320 USD/credit
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The Master of Arts in Philosophy program is a course of study designed to give a broad acquaintance with the major philosophical disciplines. It is a flexible program, with a six year time limit from entry into the program to completion of the degree requirements. 


Courses provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of Aristotelian and Thomistic ethics. Topics include the fonts of morality, natural law, the nature of virtue, medical ethics, and sexual ethics.

Concentration Goals

  • To teach students about the main ethical theories concerning acts and virtues in Western philosophy with a special emphasis on Thomistic ethics.
  • To examine and refute ethical skepticism and relativism.
  • To allow for the study of texts that lay out the main pros and cons about ethical issues such as social justice, abortion, war and peace, and sexual ethics.
  • To explain philosophical truths underlying Catholic Church teachings.

Concentration Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify the theories behind popular opinions about ethical norms.
  • Students will be able to explain the problems with theories of skepticism and relativism.
  • Students will show that they understand the pros and cons of major issues of our times and how philosophical ethical truths underlie Catholic teachings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Natural Law
  • Sexual Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Catholic Social Teachings

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General requirements

    • Official copies of all transcripts from all schools attended, sent directly by the schools to the address below. Applications will not be processed until official copies of transcripts have been received.
    • Whereas the mission of Holy Apostles College & Seminary is “to cultivate lay, consecrated and ordained Catholic leaders for the purpose of evangelization”, please submit a typed essay of approximately 500 words expressing your motivation to become a member of the Holy Apostles academic community.
    • One letter of reference from each of the following: 1. A recent educator, guidance counselor or academic/professional mentor 2. A Catholic priest/Religious or other religious leader

Tuition Fee

  • International

    320 USD/credit
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  • National

    320 USD/credit
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