Graduate Catalog
2017-2018
 
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Security Studies
PSOC
Address:
Political Science (0130) Major Williams Hall Room 531 220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Telephone:
540/231-6572

Certificate Overview

This graduate certificate program in Security Studies targets non-degree-seeking students and students in the Virginia Tech MA program in Political Science who wish to demonstrate special competence in Security Studies. This certificate program responds to existing demand by degree-seeking and non-degree students, studying on campus or through on-line courses. It will recognize courses that concentrate in the area of security studies.
How to Apply:
Fill out the online application for participation in the certificate program.
Upon processing of the application, you will be contacted
with information about the submission of additional
required materials. Thank you for your interest.

Admission Requirements

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Security Studies will be considered from students enrolled in a graduate degree program at Virginia Tech and from non-degree and Commonwealth Campus students who have been permitted to take courses by the Graduate School. Certificates will be awarded upon application for the certificate and application for certificate conferral once course requirements have been completed.

Course Requirements

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.

(Note: Students will not be allowed to retake a course for a better grade if they receive below a B.)

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