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:
POGO 732: Strategic Trade Controls
ELECTIVE COURSES (4 courses | 12 credits)
Select four elective courses of your choosing related to strategic trade. Courses should be chosen in consultation with an advisor and approved in advance by the program director. Possible elective courses include:
BIOD 706: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Policy and Security
BIOD 709: Nonproliferation and Arms Control
BIOD 760: National Security Technology and Policy
ITRN 603: Global Trade Relations
ITRN 740: Trade and Regulatory Compliance
PUBP 763: Illicit Trade
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.