Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics


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.


Program of Study


Admission Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application for admission.
  • A letter of application, including a statement of interests.
  • Official undergraduate transcripts indicating earned baccalaureate or equivalent degree.
  • Official transcripts of relevant graduate degrees and training.
  • Three letters of reference that speak to the applicant’s ability to engage in graduate-level work.

Application forms must be submitted online.  For more information about the application process, refer to the Graduate School's Application Requirements.   Supporting documents should be sent directly to:   

The Graduate School
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville FL 32224


Application Deadline for the Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics

Applications are accepted for both fall and spring semesters.


Contact Information

For information about the Certificate program contact

Dr. Erinn Gilson
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Department of Philosophy
University of North Florida

1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville FL 32224-7699

For general information about graduate studies at UNF contact

The Graduate School 

1 UNF Drive
University of North Florida 
Jacksonville, FL 32224 
(904) 620-1360 
FAX: (904) 620-1362

To contact members of the graduate faculty

Refer to the Graduate Programs Contact page.