Certificate Program Requirements
Schar School certificate students take the same classes as our master's students, choosing from a wide selection of specialized electives taught by renowned faculty who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Students typically earn the certificate in one to one-and-a-half years on average, but with evening classes and a flexible part-time schedule, you can pursue the program at a pace that works for you. The certificate program is comprised of five courses (15 credits), which includes the following:
REQUIRED COURSES (1 course | 3 credits)
Students are required to take the following:
PUBP 763: Illicit Trade
ELECTIVE COURSES (4 courses | 12 credits)
Select four elective courses of your choosing related to illicit trade analysis. Courses should be chosen in consultation with an advisor and approved in advance by the program director.
Possible elective courses include (only four are required to earn the certificate):
ITRN 504: Microeconomics and Trade Policy
ITRN 603: Global Trade Relations
ITRN 740: Trade and Regulatory Compliance
PUBP 716: Transportation Operations and Logistics
PUBP 764: Transnational Crime and Corruption
PUBP 765: Human Smuggling and Trafficking
Special topics (POGO 750) elective course options vary year-to-year, but may include: International Money Laundering, Corruption, and Terrorism; Counterfeiting and Pirated Goods; and other topics relevant to the study of illicit trade analysis.
APPLY THIS CERTIFICATE TOWARD YOUR MASTER'S
Earn your master's degree faster by starting with a certificate program. Students can apply up to 12 credits from a certificate program toward a Schar School master's degree upon acceptance into a master's program.
Have questions about this certificate program? Contact the Admissions Office.