Jun 19, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

War and Peace Studies Certificate

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War and Peace Studies Certificate – CTWARG

Center for International Studies
Yamada International House
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring

Enrollment Eligibility: Current degree-seeking student

Certificate Overview

The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in War and Peace Studies is to provide students with the opportunity to take classes in security studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. The program addresses the increased need for employees in this field, especially in the post 9-11 era. The certificate is open to students from any department or school.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to synthesize core area concepts and theories, and acquire the skills to apply and evaluate these concepts to global opportunities and challenges.
  2. Students will be able to develop effective written and oral communication skills, characterized by the ability to write and present in the styles and forms that are acceptable in the professional world and/or for research in international studies.

Opportunities upon Completion

There has been a recent and dramatic spike in demand for students with a focus and training in security studies. The creation of the Department of Homeland Security, new emphases on improved intelligence analysis and risk assessments, border control, immigration, heightened proliferation threats in Iran, North Korea, and other countries, increased attention and hiring in the areas of counter terrorism and counterinsurgency, as well as reconstruction and development in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and the militarization of development all culminate in demand for students well trained in war and peace studies. In addition, this certificate helps prepare students for careers at NGOs, IGOs, multinational corporations, and think tanks.

Further Information

Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/cis/graduate/war-peace

Admission Requirements

No additional requirements beyond university graduate admission requirements.

International Students

This certificate program alone does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this certificate. However, this certificate can be completed during any Ohio University graduate program and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to that degree program.

Completion Requirements

The certificate requires a minimum of 16 credit hours for completion. Students should complete one (1) core course and three (3) thematic courses.

War and Peace Thematic Options

Complete 3 courses from two different departments from the following list.

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