International Non-Governmental Organizations

Volume 1: 2017.2018

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

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Graduate Certificate
12 Hours

This program is offered by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Program Description

The certificate in international nongovernmental organizations (INGO) program educates students interested in understanding the nature of world affairs through the activities of NGOs around the world. The objective of this program is to develop students into INGO specialists who will have the appropriate skills for working in and with international non governmental organizations. Coursework focuses on developing skills in project management, grant writing, fundraising, negotiations and other key areas essential to the work in this field. 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.

This program is offered at the St. Louis home campus and at a a number of international campuses. Please see the Campus Locations and Offerings section of this catalog for a full list of campuses and the programs they offer.

Learning Outcomes

 Upon completing this certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Identify the theories, history, and major actors that govern the modern operations of INGOs.
  • Critically analyze and evaluate the roles and activities of INGOs in international affairs.
  • Evaluate the consequences of the political and moral choices of INGOs.


INTL 5000 or at least two upper-level undergraduate courses in international relations


The 12 credit hours required for the graduate certificate in international nongovernmental organizations must include the following required course (3 hours), and three electives (9 hours):

  • INGO 5000 Introduction to Non-Governmental Organizations (3 hours)

Electives (9 credit hours)

  • INGO 5100 Finance Budgeting and Accounting for International Non-Governmental Organizations (3 hours)
  • INGO 5300 Human Resources and Staffing for International Non-Governmental Organizations (3 hours)
  • INGO 5900 Project Management for International Non-Governmental Organizations (3 hours)
  • INGO 5600 Principles of Negotiation (3 hours)
  • INGO 5700 Grant Writing, Fundraising, and Development for International Non-Governmental Organizations (3 hours)
  • INGO 6500 Internship in International Non-Governmental Organizations (3 hours)
  • INTL 5535 International Disaster Response Law (3 hours)
  • INTL 5580 Politics of Development (3 hours)


Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all required admission materials to

Webster University
Office of Admission
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119