West Chester University of Pennsylvania

College of Arts and Sciences

Philosophy and Applied Ethics


West Chester University, Main Hall

102 West Rosedale Avenue

West Chester, PA 19383

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Business Ethics, Health Care Ethics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The department's programs are firmly grounded in philosophy's past, and offers courses in traditional disciplines. There is also, however, an equally strong commitment to studies vital to the present day, including bioethics and business ethics, 20th century continental philosophy, and numerous topics of contemporary concern. The Department of Philosophy has offered its master's program for more than 40 years. Taught by well-qualified professors who give personal attention, it offers a solid basis for doctoral studies, or for careers in industry, government, and college teaching. The program itself requires a minimun of 30 credits. Beyond these required courses, the student has the choice of either the standard or applied ethics track and, with department approval, either the thesis or non-thesis program. The standard track leading to the MA degree allows students to deepen their knowledge of the histroy of philosophy, major philosophers, and major philosophical disciplines such as metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics. The applied ethics track leading tot he master of arts in philosophy - applied ethics offers training in the theoretical justification and practical application of moral reasoning. Students pursuing this degree may choose to concentrate their courses in business ethics, health care ethics, or a combination of both.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 45

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 534.05 In State / 759.05 Out of State USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9831 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13881 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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