National Security and Public Policy, Postgraduate Certificate | George Mason University | Fairfax, United States
1531 USD/credit 22965 USD/full
1531 USD/credit 22965 USD/full
743 USD/credit 11145 USD/full
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The Schar School of Policy and Government offers the National Security and Public Policy  certificate at George Mason University  in conjunction with its master's programs.

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 About the course

Students already pursuing a master's degree in the school may, in most cases, after admission to a certificate program, earn an additional six credits (two courses) in Schar to receive a certificate in addition to the master's degree.

The National Security and Public Policy   certificate at George Mason University may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • International Conflict and Crisis Response   
  • Peace and Stabilization Operations   
  • Topics in Public Policy   
  • National Security Management and Policy   
  • History of Military Operations Other than War   
  • International Police Operations

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15 SCH


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General requirements

Candidates for admission to the graduate certificate programs at the Schar School must have a conferred bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) is preferred.

Additional applicant requirements:

  • Graduate application and fee
  • 750-1,000-word written statement of your goals and interest in the program
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous institutions attended in the U.S. For international institutions, transcripts may be unofficial but should include cumulative transcripts, degree certificate, individual semester marksheets (if applicable), and diploma (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one recommendation should be from an individual who is qualified to attest to the candidate’s academic potential.
  • Additional requirements for applicants with international credentials.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22965 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit
  • National

    22965 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit
  • In-State

    11145 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 743 USD per credit

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

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