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Advanced Certificate in International Studies

(12 hours – excluding requisites)

The Advanced Certificate in International Studies is a 12-hour certificate program designed to equip leaders for service in a broad array of cross-cultural contexts. The student will investigate how cultures affect commerce, government, religion, diplomatic relations, and other facets of society. The students will take a least one foundational course and choose any of the three MAIS elective courses which suit their career aspirations and personal interests.

FOUNDATION COURSES: (excluding requisites)


Students are required to take 1 foundation course:

MAIS 5302 - Geopolitics Through the Lens of Geography

MAIS 5305 - Cultural Intelligence

MAIS 5318 - International Political Economy

MAIS 5319 - International Security: The Trigger Point

Elective Courses

Students may choose any 3 of the MAIS-elective courses

MAIS 5301 - Contemporary Global Issues (Travel Study)

MAIS 5303 - Comparative Global Religions and Worldview (S-L)

MAIS 5304 - International Peace and Conflict Studies

MAIS 5310 - Short-Term International Immersion Experience (S-L)

MAIS 5311 - Global Internship

MAIS 5313 - Urbanization and Development

MAIS 5314 - International Relations: The Human Market

MAIS 5315 - International Ethics: The Gray Line

MAIS 5316 - An International Threat: Global Health Issues

MAIS 5317 - Comparing Government Structures and Political Systems

(S-L)= This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


Find course descriptions by category under the Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.