Applied Philosphy (MA)

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must submit to the Graduate Admissions Office:

  • A graduate application with application fee
  • Standardized test scores – GRE, MCAT or LSAT preferred (applicants who have completed Master’s or Doctoral level degrees are exempt from this requirement)
  • TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores, if an international student
  • Two recent letters of recommendation from those familiar with the applicant’s academic work or life long learning and speak to your ability to complete graduate level education. Discursive letters preferred.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Personal statement, which should address why you have decided to pursue a MA in Applied Philosophy. The personal statement should be between 2-4 double spaced pages (500-1000 words).

Degree Requirements

Core Courses
BETH 680Foundations of Bioethics3
BETH 681Current Controversies in Health Care Ethics3
BETH 682Health and Social Justice3
BETH 683Racialized Medicine3
BETH 684Clinical Ethics3
Choose one course from the following based upon concentration:3
Social Determinants of Health
Philosophy of Science
Guided electives (choose 12 hours from the courses below):12
Social and Cultural Theory
Independent Study in Bioethics
Health Care Ethics Internship
Multicultural and Diversity Issues
History of American Sexualities
Family Law
Race and the Law
Elder Law
Sexuality and the Law
Poverty, Health and the Law
Introductions to Health Law
Genetics and the Law
Animal Law
Disability Law
Theories of Race and Racism
African-American Philosophy
Topics in Philosophy of Race and Racism
Fundamentals of Diversity
Health Communications Campaigns: Theory and Practice
Social Determinants of Health
Health Promotion Policy Development and Advocacy
Feminist Theory
Professional and Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology
Race and Ethnicity
Social Policy
Program Evaluation
SOC 760 Social Inequality and Stratification
Social Welfare Policy I
SW 693 Diversity, Opression, and Social Justice Practice
Social Welfare Policy II
Research Methodology and Design
Social Work and Human Sexuality
Death & Grief
Spirituality and Social Work
Culminating Graduate Experience
BETH 685Health Care Ethics Internship 3
Minimum Total Hours33