The interdisciplinary curriculum for the Graduate Certificate provides students with a better understanding of theory and history as well as world politics and culture. Instruction comes from those in the academic world with interaction from those in the worlds of business, government and international affairs. The certificate program better prepares graduates to apply their current graduate studies and related real-world experiences to careers in an ever-changing global environment. They will be more aware of the impact of cultural issues and gain a holistic understanding of related fields through the interdisciplinary curriculum.
Candidates for the Certificate in International Studies are required to complete 15 credit hours of SIS graduate degree course work. However, up to six hours of certificate credit hours may, at the departmental advisers discretion, be counted towards another graduate degree at OSU. Candidates in the IS degree program choose between the following two options.