Advanced Graduate Certificate in Global Security Studies
ECON 6490 - Foreign Aid and Development (3 Credits)
This course examines both the economic and the political role of foreign aid in development. Economic topics may include economic growth, agricultural development , food aid, the environment, health, education, and emergencies. Political topics may include alliance building, conflict resolution, and governance.
HUST 5200 - Protecting Vulnerable Populations (3 Credits)
This course will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to international practices and norms concerning the protection of vulnerable populations in humanitarian emergencies. The past 20 years of international humanitarian interventions has given rise to standardization of humanitarian activities, with a particular emphasis on protection practices. Students will gain an understanding of the landscape of organizations and entities involved in designing these frameworks and assess their efficacy and continued relevance to protecting vulnerable groups.
POSC 5500 - Comparative Political Analysis (3 Credits)
Problems of stability and change in the First, Second, and Third Worlds are examined with relation to socioeconomic factors that affect, and are affected by, institutions, processes, and policies.
POSC 5600 - Analysis of International Politics (3 Credits)
Designed to stimulate and clarify our theorizing about foreign policy and global politics; also it presents a critical overview of many of the key perspectives and problems that characterize such analysis.
CISC 6860 - Cybersecurity: Technology, Policy, and Law (3 Credits)
ECON 6480 - Environmental and Resource Economics (3 Credits)
HUST 5205 - Children in Armed Conflict (3 Credits)
HUST 5400 - Disaster Risk Reduction (3 Credits)
POSC 5560 - Conflict Resolution (3 Credits)
POSC 6530 - Political Economy of Development (3 Credits)
POSC 6640 - Politics of Global Economic Relations (3 Credits)
The preferred deadlines to apply for Fall 2023 is May 1, 2023 for international students and June 30, 2023 for domestic students. Successful applicants will meet admissions requirements through a portfolio approach, including the following:
- Completed application.
- Applicants must submit an official transcript confirming undergraduate degree completion. (Our Admissions team will review your application if you submit an unofficial transcript, but all accepted applicants must submit an official transcript by the start of their first term). We welcome applicants in cognate disciplines to global security, but we also encourage applicants from other academic and professional backgrounds. Although we do not have a GPA requirement and will assess all applications, students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better have shown the strongest performance in the program. We recognize that there are differences in grading structures by country and by academic discipline.
- Current resume/CV
- Statement of interest
- Two (2) letters of recommendation, academic and/or professional, are welcome
- For international applicants whose native language is not English, demonstrated English-language proficiency.
- GRE results are recommended, but optional
- You will be invited for an interview with a member of our team once your application is complete and submitted. We will gladly accommodate virtual interviews.
Questions about your application? Please email [email protected] or call 718-817-2600. We would be happy to connect you to an advisor.