International Security Studies

Programs under this Major:
Certificate Program (CERT)

Major Description

Statement of Objectives

The Certificate is designed for students interested in regional/international conflict management, defense policy, military strategy, intelligence analysis and future challenges to American security needs and interests. The four courses provide a conceptual foundation for understanding the sources of conflict in the post-cold war world and the potential proliferation of non-military security threats (such as conflicts about water, energy, pandemics) confronting American decision makers. We designed the Certificate to help military and civilian intelligence personnel copes with the increasingly complex issues that transcend national boundaries by linking theory to real world situations. In addition, we assume that a high percentage of the students will sign up for the future master's degree and this certificate will have given them 12 credit hours towards the graduate degree and an introduction to statistics and research methods.

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Department: School of Government and Public Policy

(520) 621-7604
(520) 621-5051
Mailing Address:
Social Sciences 315 / PO Box 210027
Tucson, AZ 85721

Collaborative Governance, Government and Public Policy, International Security, International Security Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Administration (option of Management)

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Certificate Program (CERT)

Application Information

Application Website

Contact Information

Application Questions

Cara Wallace

Advising Questions

Paulette Kurzer

Financial Aid

  • This program has been approved by the VA department and students can use their GI bill for tuition reimbursement.
  • Please note this program run through Outreach College distance learning-- and payment should be made through them.
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Application Requirements

Minimum GPA
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based) Score

Standardized Test Requirements

Please see other requirements below.

Other Application Requirements

  • Transcripts from all previous institutions
  • Resume
  • ISS Program//SGPP//Social Sciences 315//University of Arizona//Tucson, AZ 85721

Application Deadline(s)

Domestic Applicants
August 1
December 1
Summer I
May 14
Summer II
No admissions
International Applicants

No Deadline specified.

Program Codes

GRE Institution Code (University of Arizona)
GRE Subject Code(s)
No GRE required

Program Requirements

Satisfactory Academic Progress Website

Core Courses

Any 4 courses from the Masters of International Security will count towards the International Security Studies Certificate.

Language Requirement(s)

International students must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Other Requirements for Successful Completion of the Program

Students need a B or higher in each course to complete the program and receive the certificate.