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International Security Graduate Certificate

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    No Application Required

  • Format

    Online and On Campus Options

  • Average Course Tuition

    $3,100

  • Courses

    4

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Gain insight into the complex issues that shape the global security landscape.

Examine the link between domestic and foreign policies, politics, and the causes of conflict.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the central themes around globalization, global security, foreign policy, and models of conflict.
  • Gain perspective on the role nation-states and international organizations play in the modern global system, particularly as it relates to conflict management, human rights, trade, and economic development.
  • Build knowledge in focused topic areas, such as international cybersecurity, security strategies in the Middle East, nuclear weapons, political risk assessment, and press relations.

Our Community at a Glance

You and your diverse peers will build expertise to help advance a career in government, an NGO, an international organization, or a multinational corporation.

  • 50%

    Applied Certificate to ALM Degree

  • 80%

    Working Full Time

  • 50%

    Pursued Certificate to Deepen Expertise or Advance Career

  • 95%

    Would Recommend Certificate

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in International Security requires four courses.

You may choose any four courses from the International Security certificate course group, using the certificate course search.

Ready to take the next step?

You can enroll in your first course in the:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Search For Courses

To find certificate courses in the DCE Course Search and Registration Platform:

  • Under Search Classes, scroll to Harvard Extension Degree, Certificate, and Premedical Course Search.
  • Select Graduate Certificates.
  • Choose International Security Graduate Certificate to explore program courses.

Cost

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2022–23 rate) $3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $12,400