War and Peace Studies Certificate – CTWARG
Center for International Studies
Yamada International House
Athens, Ohio 45701
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus
Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring
Enrollment Eligibility: Current degree-seeking student, non-degree status
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
- 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.
- 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.
Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/cis/graduate/war-peace
No additional requirements beyond university graduate admission requirements.
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.
The certificate requires a minimum of 16 credit hours for completion. Students should complete one (1) core course and three (3) thematic courses.