Advanced International Affairs - Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs is a multidisciplinary series of graduate courses for people whose careers or personal interest cause them to seek a more complete understanding of world affairs, but who may not have the time or need for a longer, residential graduate degree. These courses are taught by highly experienced faculty with practical experience as well as an academic background.

The courses from which a student selects include intelligence, national security, diplomacy, foreign policy, international law, Middle-Eastern studies, political violence, and other international affairs-related courses. An applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and must meet certain other qualifications to be admitted to the certificate program. Students who are enrolled in a graduate program at Texas A&M may take individual courses; however, the student must be admitted to the certificate program and meet certificate completion requirements to earn the certificate.

An individual who successfully completes the certificate program will be awarded a certificate by Texas A&M University and the Bush School. Grades for courses taken as part of this program will appear on the official transcript, together with notation that the certificate has been achieved.

This program is approved for on campus delivery and is also approved to be offered in Washington, D.C. Additionally, this program is approved for delivery via asynchronous or synchronous distance education technology. Students may choose the format or mix of formats which best fits their needs.

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