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Breathtaking changes in political, economic and social relations have taken place over the past several centuries. Living and working in a rapidly changing global environment presents great opportunities to advance the human condition, promote growth and development, create political liberties, recast bargains between governments and their societies, transform social welfare, and advance the boundaries of knowledge and scientific exploration.
Yet, the same context presents great risks as people fear loss of identity, worry about economic subordination and loss to those beyond their borders, encounter environmental degradation, and confront potential decline in personal and social autonomy. Our heightened economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental interdependence generate serious challenges in areas such as social justice, health, security, development, human rights, social welfare, inequality, diversity, and technology. The challenges create the possibility of conflict, but also for cooperation and compromise.
Online/In-Class Formats Available
The certificate is available as a fully online or in-classroom certificate.
For the 15-unit Graduate Certificate in International Affairs, you must choose courses from the International Affairs curriculum. Up to six units of elective from a related area may apply with approval.
All courses must be on the 400 (graduate) level or above. Tuition rates and application procedures are the same as for the 30-credit M.A. degree.
Admission to the program is on a selective basis. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Below is a list of requirements for an application to the International Affairs graduate certificate at University College. Your application will be reviewed once all requirements are received.