Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Erinn Gilson


Application Information
This program is not currently accepting applications.
Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Spring Term . . . . . December 1

Summer Term . . . March 15

Admission Requirements

University requirements:


  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.


Additional program requirements: 


  • Official transcripts from all attended institutions




Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.


Program Overview
The Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics is designed for professional and policy makers who wish to develop an expertise in ethics that is directly relevant to their working environment.  It provides a valuable credential for those who serve on institutional ethics boards or seek advanced ethics training to meet licensure requirements.  Its primary objective is to offer practically oriented and philosophically grounded expertise in ethics, applied ethics in particular.  The program provides training in the ethical decision-making, cultural understanding, and analytic reasoning needed to address the dilemmas that increasingly confront present and future professional and policy makers in today’s complex world.
Special Notes about the Program

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.  Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information regarding eligibility.



Curriculum and Requirements
Program Policies
Total Program
Credit Hours
Average Length
of the Program
1-2 semesters