Online Global Security and Competitive Statecraft Graduate Certificate

The global security and competitive statecraft graduate certificate program provides students with cutting-edge research and practical insight from thought-leading faculty on contemporary global security issues. In this global security certificate, you’ll deepen your understanding of current trends in military and technological innovation, geopolitical competition, and the changing global political and economic landscape.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/18/2022


Total classes: 5

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 15

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What is a global security and competitive statecraft certificate?

The global security certificate delivers authoritative practical insight into the contemporary global security environment by nationally known practitioners and scholars. Focused on the emerging era of geopolitical competition and compounding security challenges, this international security certificate illuminates the challenges in the global security environment that shape contemporary national statecraft.

This global security certificate complements a wide range of ASU Online graduate degrees, including:

Why earn a graduate global security certificate?

 

The global security certificate is unique and forward-thinking, staying ahead of developing trends as they emerge. Because of this, you’ll graduate with a strong grasp on contemporary problems in the global environment. Courses are developed and taught by practitioners alongside university scholars, including high-level government officials, military strategists, award-winning journalists and policy leaders in cybersecurity, human rights, national security and foreign policy.

Additionally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the career outlook for global security jobs, like information security analyst, is projected to grow 33% from 2020–2030, which is much quicker than the average rate.

What will I learn in this security studies certificate program?

 

In the security studies certificate program, you’ll gain insight into how to approach complex security problems from a practical perspective. You’ll also obtain skills in critical thinking and analysis, problem solving, analytical writing and professional briefing.

You’ll also gain perspective on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Climate change.
  • Cybersecurity threats and trends.
  • Emerging technology.
  • Great power competition.
  • Human rights.
  • Migration.
  • Military adaptation and innovation.
  • Security implications of urbanization.

Will my global security certificate say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Graduate global security certificate courses

This 15-credit international security certificate program is made up of one required course and four electives, and can take as few as two semesters to complete. Courses include:


Cybersecurity Threats and Trends


Emerging Technologies and Global Security


Future of War


Global Trends


Key Issues in Today’s Global Economy


Understanding Great Power Competition


U.S. Diplomacy in Action: The Embassy Country Team


What can I do with my global security certificate?

This global security certificate prepares you for a wide array of government, NGO and private sector positions, including careers in military strategy, intelligence, public policy, risk analysis and international relations. Specific examples include, but are not limited to:

Intelligence analyst

Military strategist

Policy analyst

Security analyst

Political risk analyst

Country or regional analyst

Learn from distinguished global security professionals

From prominent national security practitioners to distinguished scholars and award-winning journalists, our faculty are leaders in global security.

  • Emmy-nominated journalists.
  • Best-selling authors.
  • Former U.S. Chief Counterterrorism Strategist.
  • The nation's premier futurist in the national-security environment, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Top administration policy advisors on military strategy, cybersecurity and human rights.

Learn from distinguished global security professionals

From prominent national security practitioners to distinguished scholars and award-winning journalists, our faculty are leaders in global security.

  • Emmy-nominated journalists.
  • Best-selling authors.
  • Former U.S. Chief Counterterrorism Strategist.
  • The nation's premier futurist in the national-security environment, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • Top administration policy advisors on military strategy, cybersecurity and human rights.

Global security certificate admission requirements

Applicants to the global security certificate program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Application requirements

Additional admission information

The largest and most diverse college at ASU

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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