Mar 21, 2018  
American University Catalog 2017-2018 
American University Catalog 2017-2018

Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs (MA) [CAS/PHIL]

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The MA in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs is an interdisciplinary program administered jointly by the School of International Service  and the Department of Philosophy and Religion , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program

Students may apply to either the Department of Philosophy and Religion  or the School of International Service . In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. Students applying to SIS must apply by January 15 for fall and October 1 for spring to be considered for merit-based aid.

Degree Requirements

  • 39 credit hours of approved graduate work with a cumulative GPA of 3.00, including 18 credit hours in the core, 6 credit hours of research methodology, 3 credit hours of capstone coursework, 9 credit hours in an area of concentration, and 3 credits hours in elective coursework that complements the chosen concentration
  • Capstone experience: demonstration of research and writing skills through completion of a substantial research paper requirement, a thesis, or an integrated professional research experience

Course Requirements

Core (18 credit hours)

Capstone Experience (3 credit hours)

Complete one course from the following:

Concentration (9 credit hours)

  • Three thematically related courses in one of the following areas, or in another academically sound concentration approved by the student's faculty advisor:

Peace and Conflict Resolution

Human Rights and Social Justice

Global Environmental Justice

Ethics of Development

International Economic Justice

Global Governance and International Organizations

Elective (3 credit hours)

  • 3 credit hours from skills workshops, master's thesis requirement, or other elective courses chosen in consultation with faculty and advisor

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