International Relations Certificate
Build an interdisciplinary understanding of the roles of sovereign nations, relationships among countries, and international organizations. Through this liberal arts graduate certificate, you deepen your knowledge of today’s global complexity and interconnectedness to help advance a career in government, an NGO, an international organization, a multinational corporation, trade, or journalism.
Key learning outcomes
- Understanding of historical and current instances of international and civil conflict, including causality, deterrence, negotiation, and resolution.
- Insight on varied regional and international political institutions and systems and their impact on governance and diplomacy.
- Deepened knowledge in focused topic areas, such as international political economy, American foreign policy, human rights, and geopolitics.
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 liberal arts graduate certificate in International Relations requires four courses.
You may choose from the following course groups, using the certificate course search:
- International Relations course (choose one course from this group)
- Electives (choose any three courses from this group)
Courses taken before the 2015–16 academic year do not apply toward this certificate.