Applied Ethics and the Professions (Science Technology and Ethics)

The science, technology and ethics concentration of the MA degree program in applied ethics and the professions focuses on the ethical issues that arise from the multiple challenges involved in balancing economic, technological, environmental, social and cultural development in a world increasingly affected by science and technology. It provides the student with a general background in ethics and ethical systems with an emphasis on ethical issues in science and technology. The program also exposes students to new challenges posed by rapidly evolving sociotechnical systems in such areas as:

  • energy, environment and development
  • genetic engineering and biotechnology
  • information and communication technology
  • nanotechnology
  • risk assessment
  • technology and security

Degree offered

Applied Ethics (Science,Tech and Ethics), MA
Future of Innovation in Society, School for the


Admission for this program is currently suspended.

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Admission Requirements

Course work is distributed as follows:

Required core course:

  • AEP 501 Foundations of Ethics, Online (3)

Required course in concentration:

  • HSD 598 Science, Technology and Ethics (3)
  • Electives from concentration courses (18)

Required capstone course:

  • AEP 593 Applied Project (6)