Nunn School to Offer Two New Graduate Certificates

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The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs has announced two new graduate certificates: one in Global Development, and a second in International Security and Aerospace Systems. The graduate certificates are open to degree-seeking students at Georgia Tech and post-baccalaureate professionals beginning May 2020.

Nunn School Chair Adam N. Stulberg said that these new certificates offer “flexible options both for students of international affairs who seek to deepen their knowledge in critical areas of global development and international security, as well as for working professionals, scientists, and engineers in search of broader comparative and strategic perspectives.”

The Global Development Certificate is a 12-credit hour multidisciplinary degree offered in conjunction with the School of Economics and School of City and Regional Planning. Students will take courses that cover key concepts, cases and methods in the field of global development. The degree will culminate in a capstone course that will provide students with practical experience tackling real-world problems in the field.

The certificate in International Security and Aerospace Systems is a 12-credit hour interdisciplinary degree, offered by the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. The certificate will provide technical knowledge and holistic understanding of aerospace systems at the intersection of a range of international security issues including coercive statecraft, arms races, decision-making, crisis management, and arms control/regulation. Special attention will be placed on understanding trade-spaces between design, strategic, and international policy dimensions to a variety of emerging technologies.

The two new certificates are an addition to the already established Astrobiology Graduate Certificate offered by the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, and Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. The program intends to forge links between science, engineering, and policy to understand the origin, evolution, and possible distribution of life in the universe.

These stand alone graduate certificates are part of a growing list of programs offered through the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. Although distinct, they complement (and can be integrated into) two new one-year graduate degree programs-- Master of Science in International Affairs, Science, and Technology and the Master of Science in International Security.  

To learn about these two new certificates and other programs offered by the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, please visit our website.

The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs is a unit of Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.


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  • Created: 03/31/2020
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