Certificate in Ethics and Digital Technologies

Program Overview

This program offers educational and professional development through courses exploring the ethical implications of digital technologies. It is designed for professionals working within digital fields, graduate students from various disciplines seeking to complement their studies with ethical insights into digital technology, and anyone eager to understand the ethical and philosophical dimensions of these emerging technologies.

Application Requirements

  • completed online application
  • $20 nonrefundable application fee


  • $60 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university (Non-U.S. degrees must be equivalent to a four-year U.S. Bachelor’s degree. In most cases, three-year degrees are not considered. Visit our International FAQs for more information.)
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.5 GPA overall GPA or a 2.5 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work 
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in all completed graduate course work (if applicable)
  • GRE not required

Approved English Proficiency Exam Scores

Applicants are required to submit an approved English proficiency exam score that meets the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official PTE scores required with a 52
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and minimum individual module scores of 6.0
  • official Duolingo Scores required with a 110 overall
  • official TOEFL Essentials scores required with an 8.5 overall

Course Requirements

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Ethics and Digital Technologies requires 12 semester credit hours. 

Required Courses
Foundational Courses3
Philosophy of Technology
Philosophical Dimensions of Intelligent Machines and Human Work
Philosophy and Ethics in Virtual Reality
Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy of Data, Internet, and Society
Ethics in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Machine Ethics
Philosophy and Ethics of Virtual Beings
Ethics of Care Robots
Environmental Ethics and Artificial Intelligence
Philosophy and Science Fiction
Total Hours12