Graduate Certificate in Ethics and Emerging Military Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Ethics and Emerging Military Technology (EEMT) is a specialized elective track for students seeking to deepen their expertise in the ethical complexities imposed by new technology. Students are given priority enrollment for EEMT-related electives and will develop and produce a well-researched, faculty-mentored professional paper on the nexus between ethics and emerging technology.
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General Information

Eligibility

This graduate certificate program is available for resident students, civilian federal employees (GS14-GS15, or equivalent), and international students who have been selected for the International Master of Arts Program.

Location & Duration

This 10-month specialized elective track is completed in conjunction with the College of Naval Warfare curriculum. Students are taught at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island.

Learning Format

Courses are conducted in seminar format. Students also complete a faculty-mentored professional paper during the academic year.

Outcome

Students in this specialized program are awarded a certificate, along with four additional graduate credits. In addition, students will develop and produce a well-researched, faculty-mentored professional paper on an original topic of their choice concerning the nexus between ethics and emerging technology.

Program Structure

Ongoing

Professional Paper

Required | Core Course
Complete a high quality, faculty mentored, professional paper on a selected topic of ethics and technology.

Student Selected Electives

Course Requirement

Required | Elective
Students are required to take "EL 730 Ethics and Technology” course in the Fall.

Electives in Ethics and Technology Concentration

Required | Elective
Students must enroll in two electives pertaining to ethics and technology concentration.

Incoming Students

Contact Information

Director of EEMT

More Information

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Ethics and Emerging Military Technology students will be able to examine the ethical and military relevance of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, genetic manipulation, neuro-enhancements, and much more.

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Core Teachings at U.S. Naval War College

Core Curriculum

The core teachings at U.S. Naval War College provide a framework for military and civilian leaders to gain an understanding of strategy and operations, the ability to think critically, deal with uncertainty and surprise, be proficient in joint matters, and comprehend the security environment and all elements of national power.