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Security Studies (Graduate Certificate) Virginia Tech

USA

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Course info

Summary

This certificate examines topics like global governance, the executive branch, the evolution of political systems, and regionalism as they pertain to security. This program requires 12 hours of graduate-level courses from an approved list. This graduate certificate program in Security Studies is designed for non-degree-seeking students and graduate students at Virginia Tech who wish to demonstrate special competence in Security Studies.

What You'll Study

Completion of a total of twelve credit hours; 6 credits in required courses and 6 elective hours. Students must receive a grade of B or better in each course.

Required courses:

PSCI 5444 - International Politics
PSCI 5484 - American Foreign Policy

In addition, students must complete at least 6 credit hours from the following:

PSCI 5324 - Executive Branch
PSCI 5464 - Critical Security Studies
PSCI 5474 - Global Governance
PSCI 5514 - Global Security
PSCI 5524 - U.S. Foreign Policy after 9/11
PSCI 5534 - Regionalism and Political Development

Campuses:
Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus, Virginia Tech Online (Virtual)

Instructions:
Residential/On Campus, Online Courses for Virtual Option

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Security Studies (Graduate Certificate).

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$14,208.00 (10,41,084) per year

USD $14,207.50 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

24-May-21, 07-Jul-21, 23-Aug-21, 18-Jan-22, 23-May-22, 06-Jul-22

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Online/Distance (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$15,208.00 (11,14,359) per year

USD $15,208 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

24-May-21, 07-Jul-21, 23-Aug-21, 18-Jan-22, 23-May-22, 06-Jul-22

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receipt of a four year (or 3 year degree recognized by the Bologna process) bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and the presentation of evidence of potential to pursue graduate work.

Minimum GPA 3.0 (4 Scale)

English language Scores:

A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test (PBT) or 90 on the internet-based test (iBT) is required for consideration of the application. On the iBT, sub-scores of at least 20 on each subtest (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) are required for admission. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Deadlines: Spring: September 1; Summer I: January 1; Summer II: February 1; Fall: April 1.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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