OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

The Masters Degree in Applied Ethics

Don't Just PREPARE for the World as it is.....Prepare to CHANGE it!


The MA in Applied Ethics

There is a great need for people who can make wise decisions about the moral and ethical issues facing the workplace, the community, and the larger world.   YOU can be one of those people. 

OSU’s Masters in Applied Ethics program is designed to develop your moral reasoning and critical thinking skills in the service of an engaged life. Through coursework, a real-world practicum, and a thesis, you’ll learn how to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical issues, mentored by faculty who are actively involved in ethics research across a wide array of disciplines. 

Engaged ethics at OSU begins with transforming our discipline.  We take seriously our responsibilities to create a diverse and welcoming philosophical community, dedicated to social justice. Members of historically under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

There are five primary areas of research specialty in our department.  
Click the images below to learn more!

Environmental Ethics

Environmental Ethics

Ethics and Religion

Ethics & Religion

Social Justice

Social Justice

Biomedical Ethics

Biomedical Ethics

Global Justice - Peace & War

Global Justice
Peace & War

Examples include:

Biodiversity
Conservation
Future Generations
Climate Change
Wildness
Value of Nature

Examples include:

Moral Conscience
Compassion
Buddhism
Satyagraha
Mindfulness
Yoga


Examples include:

Gender, Feminism, and Racism
Disability & Access
Collective Bargining
Civil Disobedience
Personhood
Art as Activism

Examples include:

Playing God
Death with Dignity
Stem Cells
Rationing
Triage
Organ Donation

Examples include:

Immigration
Terrorism
Human Rights
Poverty & Inequality
Non-violence
Citizenship