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Graduate Degree Programs

International Public Policy

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Dr. Scott Gartner
Director, School of International Affairs
122 Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-867-2242


This program provides students, professionals, and other with an accessible professional education in the rapidly evoliving field of internatiional public policy. The certificate will build career options and expand knowledge and skills in the field of international public policy. 

The 12-credit program offers a unique balance of acadmic study, hands-on training, and professional development; it includes 9 credits in required courses and 3 broader elective credits. All courses must be taken for a letter grade with at least a 3.0 grade-point average maintained; no grades below a C will be counted toward the certificate.

Admission Requirements: 

Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

All applicants submit an application (including payment of the nonrefundable application fee), two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement addressing their reasons for pursuing a certificate in international public policy and discussing their plans and goals.

List of Courses Inlcuded in the Certificate: 

Required Courses (9 Credits):
INTAF 890 Colloquium on Current Policy Challenges
INTAF 508 Domestic Influences on Foreign Policy
INTAF 803 Multi-Sector and Quantitative Analysis

Elective Course (3 Credits):
INTAF 810 Energy, International Security, and the Global Economy
INTAF 510 Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution
INTAF 504 Political Economy of Development and Growth
INTAF 814 U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Effective Semester: Spring 2018
Expiration Semester: Spring 2023


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