Ethics Graduate Certificate, Theoretical and Applied

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College : Arts and Humanities Degree :CRT
Department : Philosophy Option : N/A
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Students in the Graduate Certificate in Theoretical and Applied Ethics program specialize in applying ethical theories and principles to complex contemporary situations.


Students may choose to specialize in some specific academic discipline or tailor their own areas of concentration.

All elective courses have been approved for inclusion by the chair or director of the relevant program. However, students without the appropriate prerequisites to courses will need to obtain the consent of the instructor to enroll.

Total Credit Hours Required:
12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—6 Credit Hours

  • PHI 5627 Theoretical and Applied Ethics (3 credit hours)
  • PHI 5665 Knowledge, Responsibility and Society (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses—6 Credit Hours

  • ACG 6835 Ethics and Professionalism in Accounting and Auditing (3 credit hours)
  • BUL 6444 Law and Ethics (3 credit hours)
  • CJE 5021 Foundations of Law Enforcement (3 credit hours)
  • CJC 5020 Foundations of Corrections (3 credit hours)
  • CCJ 5456 The Administration of Justice (3 credit hours)
  • CJL 6568 Law and Social Control (3 credit hours)
  • CCJ 6485 Issues in Justice Policy (3 credit hours)
  • CCJ 6431 Leadership and Ethics in Criminal Justice (3 credit hours)
  • CLP 6932 Ethical and Professional Issues in Mental Health Practice (3 credit hours)
  • MHS 6702 Ethical and Legal Issues (3 credit hours)
  • MMC 6202 Legal and Ethical Issues for Communication (3 credit hours)
  • ADV 6209 Advertising and Society (3 credit hours)
  • PAD 5041 Ethics and Values in Public Administration (3 credit hours)
  • PHI 5687 Ethics in Science and Technology (3 credit hours)
  • PHI 6679 Digital Ethics (3 credit hours)
  • PHM 5035 Environmental Philosophy (3 credit hours)
  • POT 6007 Seminar in Political Theory (3 credit hours)
  • SPS 6931 Ethical and Legal Issues in School Psychological Services (3 credit hours)
  • WST 5347 Research Seminar in Gender Studies (3 credit hours)

* NGR courses are restricted to graduate students in nursing.

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Relevant experience with theoretical and applied ethics through course work at the undergraduate or graduate level or through professional experience working with ethical issues will be evaluated by the graduate program director together with the certificate committee comprised of faculty from the participating departments. Meeting minimum UCF admission criteria does not guarantee program admission. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant's abilities, past performance and the applicant's potential for completing the certificate.

Application Deadlines

Ethics Graduate Certificate, Theoretical and Applied *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants


Jun 30Nov 15Mar 30
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*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.