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Graduate Certificate in
International Affairs


To earn the online graduate certificate in international affairs, you must successfully complete four required 3-credit courses.

Required Courses (12 credits)

In some cases, at the discretion of the head of the certificate program, substitution of one (3-credit) relevant course from an appropriate unit may be possible.

  • 3

    Address the central tenets of diplomacy and international relations and theories and concepts that underpin the study of international relations.

  • 3

    Examine how governments gather intelligence, how intelligence is analyzed, and what impact it has on policymakers.

  • 3

    Explore how nuclear weapons revolutionized thinking about war and peace among major powers and how they can become a primary focus of international diplomacy.

  • 3

    Continuing seminars that consist of series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers. Introduces students to quantitative methods applicable to various issue areas, including international relations, economics, business, law, education, health, and environment.

Course Availability

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