Security Studies


2016-2017 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.



Graduate Certificate
12 Hours

This program offered by College of Arts & Sciences

Program Description

This certificate program examines core topics in international security. 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. This certificate program will prepare students for further graduate study in the fields of international relations and international security, as well as related careers in the public and private sector. 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.

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

This program is offered at the St. Louis home campus and at various international campuses. Please see the Campus Locations section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify and analyze the sources of international political conflict.
  • Identify, design, and apply potential policy solutions designed to resolve or mitigate real-world conflicts.
  • Apply major theories of international politics to analyze real-world international conflicts.

Requirements

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

  • INTL 5590 International Security (3 hours)

Electives (9 credit hours):

Choose from the following courses:

  • INTL 5550 - War and Diplomacy (3 hours)
  • INTL 5890 - Terrorism in World Politics (3 hours)
  • INTL 5560 - US Foreign Policy (3) OR INTL 5570 Comparative Foreign Policy (3 hours)
  • INTL 5535 - International Disaster Response Law (3 hours)
  • INTL 5595 - Energy Security (3 hours)

Admission

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