M.A. in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics (PPE)
The M.A. program in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics (PPE) provides students with a broad yet thorough education in its three constitutive fields. The objective of the program is to train students to evaluate critically individual and collective decision-making and public policy. The study of Philosophy equips students with tools to reason rigorously and facilitates ethical reflection. The study of Economics provides tools for evaluating individual and collective decision-making. And the study of Political Science provides an understanding of the real contexts in which ethical and economic principles must be applied. Thus, the three disciplines that make up PPE are mutually supportive, and a background in each is needed if one is to gain a robust understanding of social phenomena.
The 4+1 M.A. in PPE may be of considerable interest to students who would like to pursue further study in ethics, logic, decision-making, or public policy. The program is also excellent preparation for students considering law school. A full description of the program, with relevant application information, can be found on the Graduate Program webpage of the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science.