As an alternative to the M.S. in International Studies, the Graduate
Certificate program allows one to complement his or her primary area of graduate
study with an international dimension. The interdisciplinary curriculum for the
Graduate Certificate provides students with a better understanding of theory and
history as well as world politics and culture. 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 Graduate 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 adviser’s
discretion, be counted toward another graduate degree at OSU. Candidates’
requirements for the certificate program are as follows:.