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International Security Studies, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #85 (BCR) Online
International Security Studies degree offered by the University of Arizona prepares for careers in government, intelligence, foreign policy analysis and foreign service, and other fields with interests in international affairs.

Overview

International Security Studies degree offered by the University of Arizona certificate consists of four courses or 12 units. Courses are drawn from a variety of topics, such as conflict in the Middle East, climate change, foreign policy of Russia, American foreign policy, American national security, international security, global political economy, European security, terrorism and terrorist networks, energy security, and Japanese and Chinese nationalism.

Students who register for this certificate program take the same courses as students who are enrolled in the Master of Arts program in International Security. Moreover, all courses taken through the certificate program will count toward the M.A. degree. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 are encouraged to apply for the certificate first.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Conflict in the Middle East
  • Climate Change
  • Foreign Policy of Russia
  • American Foreign Policy
  • American National Security
  • International Security
  • Global Political Economy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    12 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission for this program is similar to the ISS master's; the online application, statement of purpose, resume, and transcripts. The ISS Certificate requires a 2.75 GPA based on cumulative GPA or the last 60 units of work.

Standardized TestsNo standardized tests are required for the department, however the Graduate College requires either a TOEFL or IELTS for international students who have not completed a degree at a U.S. institution.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5118 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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