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Requirements | Certificates | Washington DC

Complete a series of four courses and earn a graduate certificate designed to serve as an important credential for students and professionals seeking to expand on a chosen area of interest without having to pursue a full master’s degree.

Certificates are eligible for financial aid and may be completed part-time over multiple semesters or full-time in a fall or spring semester. International applicants to the full-time certificate may qualify for an F-1 student visa.

Certificate

Requirements

International Development

  • Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Economic Development (or comparable course)
  • Two (2) electives offered within the International Development curriculum

International Economics

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Trade Theory
  • International Monetary Theory

International Studies

  • Theories of International Relations
  • Three (3) electives from any area of study in the course catalog (excluding Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and language courses)


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Waiver Exams

If a student has completed any of the required courses at an accredited institution and received a grade of B- or better, he/she may take a waiver exam and then select an alternate course from their area of study at the school.

Pre-requisites

In order to complete the International Economics certificate, students must have previously taken Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics with a grade of B- or better. Students may also complete the Online Principles of Economics course offered by the school in order to fulfill this requirement.