International Security Certificate
Gain insight into the complex issues that shape the global security landscape, and examine the link between domestic and foreign policies, politics, and the causes of conflict. Through this professional graduate certificate, you build expertise to help you advance a career in government, an NGO, an international organization, or a multinational corporation.
Key learning outcomes
- Understand the central themes around globalization, global security, foreign policy, and models of conflict.
- Gain perspective on the role nation-states and international organizations play in the modern global system, particularly as it relates to conflict management, human rights, trade, and economic development.
- Build knowledge in focused topic areas, such as international cybersecurity, security strategies in the Middle East, nuclear weapons, political risk assessment, and press relations.
No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.
Earning the Certificate
To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:
- Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
- Earn at least a B grade in each course.
- Complete the courses within three years.
The professional graduate certificate in International Security requires four courses.
You may choose any four courses from the International Security certificate course group, using the certificate course search.
Courses taken before the 2014–15 academic year do not apply toward this certificate.