Information Ethics, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Information Ethics is intended to help students build a working knowledge of the primary theories, frameworks, concepts, and issues in information ethics, as well as to help students develop robust skills in ethical analysis and evaluation.

Students who complete the certificate will be able to conduct comprehensive ethics and value analysis and assessment of emerging issues and problems related to such things as data collection, management, and use; design and implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning; development and deployment of autonomous systems; and online, networked, and digital experiences and systems.

The certificate is open to students in any graduate program at Northeastern.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicted. 

Note: At least two of the three courses taken to fulfill the certificate requirements must be PHIL courses.

Core Requirements

Complete two of the following:8
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights
PHIL 5005
PHIL 5010


Complete one of the following. The elective course must be different than the core courses:4
Global Justice
PHIL 5005
PHIL 5010

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required