Graduate certificates serve as supplements to your regular education so that you can gain valuable insight into a specific field. These certifications can be gained in a number of industries to make you a more valued member of the workforce.
Political science programs teach students the basic elements of the government and the various factions and processes that control it. Topics such as comparative government, international relations, and conflict resolution may also be covered.
From indigenous civilizations to modern day empires, North America has plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to offer scholars. Filled with a range of distinct cultures, students can educate themselves in well-rounded way.
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This program, now entirely online, is one of the first of its kind in the region, designed for professionals and recent bachelor's degree graduates who want to explore a career path or develop new skills without committing to a full master's degree. [+]
Enduring and rising conflicts are unsettling many parts of the world, creating socio-economic and institutional challenges. Increasingly, local and international stakeholders are directing resources towards peaceful resolutions of these tensions. As a result, the need for skilled professionals with specialized knowledge and training in post-conflict reconstruction is also growing. This program, now entirely online, is one of the first of its kind in the region, designed for professionals and recent bachelor's degree graduates who want to explore a career path or develop new skills without committing to a full master's degree. The coursework is especially useful for:International agency staff UN practitioners Government civilian planners Employees of nongovernmental organizations Educators Professionals responsible for and interested in solving conflicts BY THE NUMBERS 71 UN peacekeeping operations since 1948 50% Out-school children living in countries in conflict 12+ Million refugees worldwide 46 Highly violent conflicts in 2014 Examining African Politics Firsthand ... [-]
Learn about the UN's day-to-day concerns and realities directly from its officials and other experts. Study human resources management in international organizations and explore how the UN addresses a growing range of transnational problems from poverty and education to climate change. [+]
Since 1945, the United Nations has served as a vital arena for international diplomacy. Our certificate program in UN Studies offers a deep understanding of the UN and how it operates, including the promise and limits of international cooperation. This knowledge is valuable for a wide range of students and professionals involved or interested in an international career, including:Members of the United Nations Association of the USA and supporters of the UN Foundation UN personnel Diplomats assigned to Permanent Missions to the UN Employees of international organizations Educators affiliated with model United Nations programs
Over the course of the program, you'll become well-versed in how the policy community utilizes — and seeks to reform — the UN. We'll help you to sharpen your policy development and op-ed writing skills, expand your network and ultimately be ready to apply your experience to careers in non-profit/NGO organizations, education, government and private agencies. ... [-]
The Certificate in Applied Peacebuilding provides students with a fundamental set of concepts, tools, and skills to prepare them for or advance their careers in conflict, peacebuilding, and international development fields. [+]
The Certificate in Applied Peacebuilding provides students with a fundamental set of concepts, tools, and skills to prepare them for or advance their careers in conflict, peacebuilding, and international development fields. The courses focus on specific, marketable, practical skills that are in-demand for those seeking careers and career advancement in government, NGOs, and the military.
This online certificate brings together KSU's commitment to our conflict management programs and accessible global professional education. This is the only graduate certificate in peacebuilding within the University System of Georgia and the only online program in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development.... [-]