Security Studies

Students earning a graduate certificate in security studies examine core topics in international security, preparing them for further graduate study in the fields of international relations and international security, as well as related careers in the public and private sector.

Students will be introduced to scholarly work on the sources of conflict and violence in the international arena, as well as literature on the resolution and mitigation of such conflicts. Students will apply theories and concepts of both interstate and intrastate conflict to important contemporary cases, and analyze the effectiveness of potential policy responses. Where available, this certificate may be earned while completing the MA in International Relations, Global MA in International Relations, or as a stand-alone graduate certificate. 

Upon graduation, students can identify and analyze the sources of international political conflicts as well as identify, design and employ policy solutions to resolve or mitigate real-world conflicts. Coursework is designed to prepare you for further study in the fields of international relations and international security.

Where available, this certificate may be earned while completing the MA in international relations, GMA in international relations, or as a stand-alone graduate certificate.

Security Studies Academic Program

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