Below are some frequently asked questions about the program.
Who would be an ideal candidate for this program?
The certification is ideal for those who are looking to improve competence in international relations, whether they are recent college graduates who seek graduate preparation in the field, or experienced professionals looking for career enhancement or personal enrichment. Advanced undergraduates with strong academic records and a foundation in political science and international studies are also eligible to apply.
Is this exclusively a summer program or can this certificate be completed during other semesters of the academic year?
The certification can only be completed in the summer session.
Do I have to complete the program in one summer session?
Students have the option of completing in one summer term or divided into two summer terms.
When does the summer 2018 Session begin? (What are the dates?)
Our 2018 summer session will run from May 21-June 29, and our second session from July 2-August 10.
The CIIR Certification Program is only offered in summer and can be completed in one or spread over two summers. It has 4 classes in the curriculum (listed below) which makes it a 12 credit program. Two of the classes are offered in the first summer session (May 21-June 29) and two during the second session (July 2 – August 10). If you wish to take the program part time, you can take one class per summer session and complete the program in two summers instead of one.
What are the required courses for this certificate?
The courses for this program are:
- S6800. International Relations: Theory & Concepts
- S6572. Comparative Foreign Policy
- Two elective International Affairs courses
When will applicants receive an Admissions decision?
Decision notifications are sent via email. Admission decisions are typically communicated 5–7 business days after an application is complete.