Applied Ethics (Ethics and Emerging Technologies), MA

Applied Ethics (Ethics and Emerging Technologies), MA

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Applied Ethics (Ethics and Emerging Technologies), MA

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Biotechnology, CONVERGING TECHNOLOGIES, Communications, Information, NEUROTECHNOLOGY, Nanotechnology, Public Policy, Robotics, Technology, polytechnic campus

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Program Description
Degree Awarded: MA  Applied Ethics and the Professions (Ethics and Emerging Technologies)

The purpose of the MA program in applied ethics with a concentration in ethics and emerging technologies is to examine ethical challenges posed by emerging technologies, including nanotechnology, neurotechnology, biotechnology, robotics and advanced information and communication technology. Not only are these technologies being developed at an unprecedented pace, they also share several unique characteristics, including system complexity, social embeddedness and the potential to converge with one another. Emerging technologies will change how humans live and work and have the potential to alter the very nature of human existence. Challenges considered by courses in the program include:

  • emerging technologies and public policy
  • ethical responsibilities of professionals engaged in development of emerging technologies
  • promise and perils of emerging technologies
  • whether traditional ethical concepts and processes can and should be applied to emerging technologies

At a Glance
Degree Requirements

30 credit hours including the required applied project course (AEP 593)

Required Core (6 credit hours)

Concentration (3 credit hours)

Elective (15 credit hours)

Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)
AEP 593 Applied Project (6)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. official GRE scores sent directly to Graduate Admission Services
  4. statement of interest in applied ethics and career goals
  5. three letters of recommendation

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by meeting the Graduate College English proficiency requirements. Applicants required to demonstrate English proficiency and who are seeking a teaching assistantship must demonstrate proficiency in spoken English; a score of 55 or better on the Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit or a score of 26 on the speaking portion of the TOEFL is required.

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