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Philosophy and Ethics Graduate Certificate

  • Get Started

    No Application Required

  • Format

    Online and On Campus Options

  • Average Course Tuition

    $3,100

  • Courses

    4

blind justice statue in front of row of books

Explore questions of human existence and knowledge, truth, ethics, and the nature and meaning of life through some of history’s greatest thinkers.

Through this graduate certificate, you will challenge your own point of view and gain a deeper understanding of philosophy and ethics through relevant works in the arts, sciences, and culture across historical eras.

What You'll Learn

  • Enhanced ability to formulate and ask questions, engage in constructive conversation, and develop arguments.
  • Understanding of the inquiries that occur in ethical debate, research, academic writing, and thinking.
  • Knowledge of philosophical ideas and application to real-life issues, such as medical ethics, the environment, and science.

Our Community at a Glance

Going back to school doesn’t have to mean putting your life on hold. We’ve designed our courses and certificates to give you the flexibility to pace your studies to fit your schedule.

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    Working Full Time

  • 50%

    Pursued Certificate for Personal Interest

  • 100%

    Would Recommend Certificate

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Certificate Courses

The liberal arts graduate in Philosophy and Ethics certificate requires four courses.

You may choose any four courses from the Philosophy and Ethics certificate course group, using the certificate course search.

Ready to take the next step?

You can enroll in your first course in the:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Search For Courses

To find courses that apply toward the certificate use DCE Course Search and Registration:

  • Under Search Classes, scroll to Harvard Extension Degree, Certificate, and Premedical Course Search.
  • Select Graduate Certificates.
  • Choose Philosophy and Ethics Graduate Certificate to explore program courses.

Cost

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2022–23 rate) $3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $12,400