Program Summary

Build the knowledge and skill base needed to succeed in the international security field. Courses from the 9-credit Graduate Certificate in Global Justice and Security can be applied to a Master of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration.

Costs and Financial Aid

9 Credits $924 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

Global Justice and Security Certificate — 100% Online

Global criminal activity has increased to unprecedented levels over the last three decades, and transnational organized crime groups have reaped the benefits of the ability to operate beyond national borders. In response, international security organizations and national criminal justice agencies have intensified their collaborative effort to stop and prevent transnational criminal activities around the world.

Would you like to assist in these enforcement efforts? Through Penn State World Campus, you can complete this online certificate program in one year and gain an understanding of:

  • how international criminal justice organizations work
  • police organizations and how they handle global terrorism
  • transnational crime, including counterfeit goods and firearm, human, and drug trafficking

Credits earned in this certificate can be applied to the Master of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration, if you apply and are admitted to the program.

Who Should Apply?

This certificate program is open to candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree. Designed mainly for working professionals, Penn State’s online Graduate Certificate in Global Justice and Security program is ideal for both domestic and international criminal justice practitioners who desire to expand their knowledge and skills in global justice and security issues to advance their careers in international security.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Graduates can be well-qualified for rewarding work in international security, as well as in government, private, and nonprofit positions focused on global justice and security issues. As a graduate with this certificate, you can find work in such occupations as:

  • international security officer
  • international security advisor
  • international security specialist
  • international security manager

Information for Military and Veterans

Are you a member of the military, a veteran, or a military spouse? Please visit our military website for information regarding financial aid, transfer credits, or application instructions.

Online Education at Penn State

Penn State has a history of more than 100 years of distance education and more than a decade of experience in online learning. We create an online learning environment that offers you the same quality education our residential students experience in a face-to-face setting. Learn more about Penn State World Campus.