International Development and Influence

Graduate Certificate in International Development and Influence

This graduate certificate program is designed to present a framework of political theory, international economics, international law, human rights, security and environmental concerns by using concepts from current research and global events. Courses will focus on power, international diplomacy, and how states are governed. Students will gain an understanding of how theory relates to the real world, allowing them to take a more active role in their career.

This certificate is comprised of two 11-week courses, totaling 12 graduate-level credits, and are completed entirely online. Upon successful completion of a certificate program, students wishing to enter into our Master of Public Administration program will be able to use the certificate courses toward the completion of their master’s degree.

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International Development and Influence I | AD564 | 6 credit hours
This course introduces students to the political and historical background of U.S. efforts to foster development in developing countries, and the cultural, economic and legal factors involved in planning and engaging in economic and infrastructural development in these areas.

International Development and Influence II | AD574 | 6 credit hours
In this course, students will be introduced to the role of development as a means of furthering democratic principles and U.S. foreign policy. Particular focus will be placed on the problems and challenges, including conflicts, corruption and poor government, and how the developing organizations should integrate or coordinate their efforts with other actors in the area.