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Philosophy and Ethics Graduate Certificate

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

  • Get Started

    No Application Required

  • Format

    Online and On Campus Options

  • Tuition

    $13,360

  • Courses

    4

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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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.

Search for Courses

You can browse courses by term — fall, spring, or summer — in the DCE Course Search & Registration platform.

Upcoming Term: Fall 2024

Fall course registration opens July 22 at 9 a.m. ET. Learn more about how to register

Earning Your Certificate

Most of our certificates can be completed online and no formal application process is required to pursue a 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.

Cost

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

Our Tuition (2024–25 rate) $3,340 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $13,360