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Graduate Catalog | 2021-2022 
Graduate Catalog | 2021-2022 Previous Edition

Applied Ethics, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics is of interest to three groups of students: (1) professionals working in areas of applied ethics; (2) students just beginning to explore graduate work in philosophy; and (3) students in other master’s and doctoral programs, such as biology, health administration, and public policy, who expect their careers to include work in applied ethics.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the University’s graduate admission requirements, all prospective students must:

  • Submit a personal statement outlining why the applicant seeks admission to the program
  • Submit two academic letters of recommendation, in addition to the recommendation forms required by the graduate school, which address the student’s philosophical skills and/or ethical reasoning
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body
  • Have earned a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75

Note: GRE scores are not required.

Certificate Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics requires the completion of 15 credit hours of graduate coursework in philosophy.  Most elective courses are Topics courses.  Visit the program website for details about recent offerings. 

Total = 15 Credit Hours


The Graduate Program Director serves as formal advisor to graduate students.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is not accepted in the certificate program.