3 Courses Required

The International Security graduate certificate provides the opportunity to acquire a background in treaties and policy as context for work in defense systems, verification, and other complex security issues.

  • Examine global security problems and policy-relevant solutions
  • Understand the relationship between technology and security threats
  • Explore domestic & international elements influencing the use of force

Primary Faculty Sponsor

William J. Perry, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Hoover Institution.

Additional Details

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Who Should Apply

  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Corporate managers
  • Security professionals
  • Military personnel
  • Government officials
  • National labs staff

Earning the Certificate

  • Begin your certificate any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Take courses for graduate credit and a grade
  • Maintain a B average (GPA of 3.0) or better
  • Select three courses from the list below

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A conferred Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.


Tuition is based on the number of units you take. See our Tuition & Fees page for more information.

Time to Complete Certificate

1-2 years average
3 years maximum to complete


To pursue a graduate certificate you need to apply.

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