2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Ethics, Theoretical and Applied Graduate Certificate ►

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College: Arts and Humanities  Degree: CRT
Department: Philosophy
Program Websites: http://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/

Program Description

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Theoretical and Applied Ethics program specialize in applying ethical theories and principles to complex contemporary situations.

This interdisciplinary graduate certificate focuses on specific topics of ethical inquiry in philosophy, humanities, the arts, sciences, health care, business, education, criminal justice, public administration, public relations, journalism, politics and other areas.

Please noteTheoretical and Applied Ethics Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online</a>, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.


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

Elective Courses—6 Credit Hours

Students choose two from the following list. Availability contingent on department annual offerings and instructor approval.

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   Jul1 Nov 1 Apr 1
International Applicants        
*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.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Jonathan Beever PhD
Telephone: 407-823-4340
Psychology Building (PSY) 238

Graduate Admissions

Mike Burke
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230  
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL  32816-0112

Institution Codes

GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

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